p Box o' Spices: Channa Masala

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Channa Masala

This is another one of those quick recipes that can be whipped up in the time it takes to order and wait for the Chinese food. This is Chole cooked the South indian way. We use tomatoes and turmeric and the dish looks somewhat red not black like the Punjabi version. It can be served with rice or roti, but tasted better with rice.



1 can Chick peas or 1/2 cup dried white channa soaked and boiled.
1 large onion - finely chopped
1 tomato - chopped fine

Heat some oil, add jeera. Fry onions till soft, add ginger garlic paste, some chopped green chilies and tomatoes and fry till soft. Add channa, 1 tsp channa masala, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, salt and 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles (or cook on medium flame for 15 min until channa is soft). Then mash some of the chick peas with the back of a spoon to thicken the gravy. Add chopped coriander leaves. Serve with steamed white rice.

10 Comments:

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

WOW!! this is easier than easy recipe with two kinds chana!! Very unique indeed!! Looks delicious!!Thanks!!

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

OOPS!! I read white kabuli chole and brown chana at first!! :)) It's canned or dry chole !My mistake! still good though !! Good job!!

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger prachi said...

hmm,
i never know that here are so many food lover...
its ultimate...im feeling hungry now..

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Asha: I use canned channa. I know its got sodium and all... but i htink its not so bad when washed well... and saves soooo much time. I do use dry channa when I made the black channa.

Prachi: Welcome! Yeah there are so many new blogs now. and sooo many new recipes. wish there was enough time to try them all :)

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Shilpa said...

I love chole in all its forms. Will try this recipe soon :).

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Hi Shilpa
Let me know how it turns out.
Hope you are feling better.

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger jayshree said...

Nice twist to the Chole & that mashing the channa to thicken gravy nice idea!. Will try..

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

thanks Jayashree.
Do let me know how it turns out.

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Nandita said...

Hi!
Thats news - and I have one more link to add to 'Food Blogging from India' - do keep me posted where you are moving to...My mail id is there on the blog...good luck!

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Nandita:
will sure do. i will keep you posted :)

 

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