Channa Masala

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel
Channa Masala is chickpea gravy cooked in a spicy Onion &tomato gravy. Best side for Poori /Bhatura and Chapatti.

Ingredients:
  •  1 cup – Channa / Kondai kadalai
  •  1 no – Onion
  •  1 no – Tomato
  •  1tsp – Ginger & garlic paste
  •  1 no – Green chili
  •  1 tsp – chole masala (optional)
  •  2 tsp – Red chili powder
  •  2 tsp – Coriander powder
  •  ¼ tsp – Garam masala powder
  •  ¼ tsp – Turmeric powder
  •  1 tbsp – Coriander leaves
Seasoning:
  •  1 tbsp –Butter/ghee
  •  ¼ tsp – Fennel seeds
  •  ¼ tsp – cumin seeds
Preparation Method:
  1. Soak the channa dhal overnight and pressure cook for up to 5 whistles or until it cooks.
  2. Coarsely grind ½ onions and one tomato in the mixer grinder and keep it aside.
  3. Heat butter in a pan, add cumin and fennel seeds and then add the remaining ½ chopped onion, crushed ginger, garlic and green chillies. Fry them until translucent and add the ground onion and tomato paste and cook for a while.
  4. Add all masala powders like turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, chole masala (option), garam masala and salt.
  5. Add the cooked channa masala along with 2 cups of water and let it cook for a while.Once it is done add the chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with poori/chapatti or bhatura.


1 comment:

  1. hi akka,,i like ur recipies very much,,i tried gravies ,,everything comes out well,,,thank u ,,,

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