Oct 18, 2014

Channa Masala

My all time favorite for puri or with pav is channa masala. Normally for pav bread we make bhaji with vegetables. I don't know if any body serve pav with channa masala or not but I like this combination very much. I usually i soak channa in a large quantity and use them in few ways. With 1/4 of them I make sprouts for salad, 1/4 I use in salads rest of them will go in to channa masala. Again Channa masala I use for two meals for break fast with pav and for lunch with fulka. 
                                                                             In original Punjabi channa masala recipe they don't add potato, that is my addition. If you add potato to channa masala that makes a wonderful combination and by mistake your curry turns in to more watery, you can mash this potato cubes to make it thick. If you don't like to add potato can remove from the ingredients. To day I made this channa masala with puri but the puri's are vanished by the time I took the picture.... That is my part of channa masala I had it with bread toast...
Let's check the recipe...   
INGREDIENTS:---
Channa (chick peas) --- 1 cup
Potato  ----  1 big  cut in to cubesOnion  ---- 1 chopped
Tomato --- 1 chopped
Ginger  --- 1/2 tea sp chopped
Garlic  --- 1/2 tea sp chopped
Red chilli powder -- 1 tea sp
Turmeric powder -- 1/4 tea sp
Coriander powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Cumin powder ---  1/2 tea spGaram masala powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Chat masala powder -- 1/4 tea sp
Salt  --- 1 tea sp or according to your taste.
Oil  ---  1 tab sp (you can use olive oil for this)
Coriander leaves ---  1 tab sp chopped
Cumin seeds -- 1teasp
METHOD:--
1.Soak chick peas in enough water for over night.
2. Heat 1 tab sp oil add cumin seeds fry for a while then add chopped onions fry till onion becomes soft.
3. Now add chopped tomato, chopped ginger, chopped garlic give a good stir.
4. Then add salt to taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder give a good stir and cook till tomato turns in to soft.
5. Then add soaked channa,potato cubes,half chopped coriander leaves, 1/2 cup water mix well cover and cook till chick peas become soft.
If you would like to do this process in a pressure cooker then do the all process in a pressure pan after you add channa cover and cook till two whistles.
6. Check if the chick peas are cooked then add chat masala, remaining coriander leaves mix well
Switch off the heat  and serve hot with puri or naan or with pav bread...
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10 comments:

vaishali sabnani said...

Everyone has different versions of channa and this version looks great too..but I like to eat the channa with rice..chole chawal.

Priya Suresh said...

Who can resist to this lipsmacking channa masala, love it to the core.

Srivalli said...

I can have the Channa masala anytime..very inviting bowl you have there Padma..

Manjula Bharath said...

Your version channa masala with potato looks lips smacking dear :) so tempting one !!

Srividhya said...

nice variation. looks yum and delicious

Harini-Jaya R said...

Every version of chana masala has a different charm to it. Love this version as well.

Pavani N said...

Spicy and delicious chana masala. Lovely click.

Chef Mireille said...

perfect comfort food

Jayanthi said...

My all time favorite. I add potatoes too sometimes as a variation.

Jayashree said...

I like pairing chole with puri and rice. The masala looks good.