Monday, May 9, 2011

Chana masala



Today I am sharing the recipe of Kabuli Chana Masala / Chole masala, which is a popular north-Indian vegetarian dish, which is very easy to prepare and it goes well with chapathi, naan or bhatoora.

Serves ~ 2 adults

Ingredients

Kabuli chana / Vella kadala ~ 1 cup
Green chillies ~ 6-7 nos
Ginger ~ 1 medium sized piece
Garlic ~ 4 cloves
Tomato ~ 1 no ( Large sized )
Red chilli powder ~ 1 tsp
Coriander powder ~  1 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Garam masala ~ 1/2 tsp
Onions ~ 1 no 
Cumin powder / jeeraka podi ~ 1/4 tsp
Hing / Kayam / Asafoetida powder ~ 2-3 pinches
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam ~ 1 tsp 
Chopped coriander leaves / Malli yela ~ as needed
Oil ~ 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method

  • First wash the kabuli chana and then soak it in water for about 5-6 hours or overnight and then pressure it by adding 2 cups of water and little salt  for about 7-8 whistles. ( Note: The cooked chickpeas should be soft enough, to be able to squeeze it with our fingers.). Meanwhile using a mixer grinder, grind chopped tomatoes, chopped ginger and garlic to a fine paste and keep it aside.
  • Then heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and when it pops up, add chopped onions and chopped green chillies and saute till the onions turn light brown in color. Then lower the flame and add coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, hing and turmeric powder and fry for less than a minute or till the raw smell of the powders go and then add ground tomato paste and fry for about 5 minutes. 
  • After that add cooked kabuli chana along with the water, salt and garam masala. Mix it nicely and mash couple of chickpeas using the spoon while mixing. Then simmer for another 5-10 minutes or till the gravy thickens and remove from the flame. Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


Cheers!

38 comments:

Deepti said...

awesome clicks Jisha...Love this kadala curry with puttu

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Suja said...

Delicious and inviting chanamasala, adipoli clicks dear..kandittu kothiyavunnu.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Very tempting recipe....nice clicks...

julie said...

nice clicks..and a lovely recipe,dear!

Sobha Shyam said...

i too posted a chana curry just now..maybe great minds think alike rt :)...chana masala looks delicious :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Wow drool worthy Chana masala...looks truly lip smacking...amazing eye catchy pics jisha...glad to follow u...
Sanyukta
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Jay said...

This is always a hit recipe...your version sounds excellent...gorgeous cliks..
Tasty Appetite

Nitha said...

wow.. lovely clicks... Love the channa masala too..

Nandini said...

Wow! Very delicious and yummy masala! Nice with some bhature!

Angela said...

Great mix of spices.

Swathi said...

Chana masala adipoli. Ente favorite for chapathi.

Nisha said...

Beautiful Clicks

divya said...

Very tempting recipe....nice clicks...

SouthIndianHome said...

Chana masala looks delicious.
Awesome clicks Jisha
South Indian Home

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful looking chana masala. Excelent preparation. Very much droolworthy.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

aipi said...

Love chana masala ~ can eat it every single day without complaining :) Fab pics!
US Masala

Nandini said...

Beautiful pictures dear! Delicious channa masala:)

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here....
channa masala looks perfect and delicious...
lovely clicks

U have a wonderful space,with interesting recipe, glad to follow u :)
visit mine when u find time.

Radhika said...

First time here. What an awesome space you have. So neat and cool. Glad to follow you. Do stop by mine when you find time Jisha.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks so tasty and tempting.. lovely clicks !!
Indian Cuisine

Rumana Rawat said...

Beautiful channa masala:)

Priya said...

Can have it even everyday, my fav with pooris..extremely addictive channa masala..

Faiza Ali said...

Yum yummm...that looks mouthwatering!

Prathima Rao said...

Chana masala is my favv!!! This looks just like the restaurant version :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Treat and Trick said...

Fantastic click and looks delicious!

Rachana said...

Delicious chana masala! Would love to have it for lunch now :-)

An Open Book said...

i am forever looking fr a perfect channa masala recipe...will keep this in mind next time i decide to try it

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very tempting recipe dear,clicks are awesome...cann't take my eyes from the clicks...

Chitra said...

nice yummy looking channa masala .love the way u presented it.

Saranya said...

Nice presentation..love to have with chapathi...:)

Smitha said...

simple and very yum!!....looks good!
Smitha

Muraligeetham said...

mouthwatering dish!!

Kurinji said...

First time here, u have a wonderful space. Glad to follow u dear! Chann masala looks yum!
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Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looking channa masala deliciously done

Sadhana Valentina said...

Jisha... What a wonderful space u have dear!!! Very nice recipes with beautiful clicks...I juz love ur blog...happy to follow u!

Now Serving said...

Jisha, I am so glad you finally posted something I can comment on with knowledge :) Channa masala looks very delicious!

Chewie said...

I love Chana Masala!! Thank you for posting it!

Chewie from
Easy Asian Recipes
http://www.kubeen81.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

ya! Its really very good taste,my daughter loshika likes this very much,thank you.priyaprasath

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