Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Paneer & Eggplant Channa Masala

Usually we dont have rice for our dinner, so i need to make simple foods like rotis,salads,sandwiches or soups. As sunday lunch was bit rich with meats and all, i finished my dinner with some simple chappathis along with this incredible channa masala. Actually my daughter love anything with channa, she kindly requested me to make some channa masala with paneer, but i added some eggplants cubes along with paneer and cooked channa to make this channa masala as i was bit curious to know how baingan will taste in channa masala.

Trust me, you wont get disappointed with this channa masala dish,yep  this combo rocks. With simple rotis, this yummy chole tastes marvellous and we enjoyed thoroughly our dinner.This is my third post for this week's blogging marathon, as my theme of this week's goes for delicious dals. Check out the other marathoners running this 20th edition here.Sending this chole to my own event CWS-Chickpeas guest hosted by Kavi of Foodmania.




1cup Cooked Channa/Chickpeas
1cup Paneer cubes
1cup Eggplants (cubed)
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tbsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
Chopped coriander leaves
Oil
Salt

To grind:
1no Onion (large & cubed)
1no Tomato (chopped)
2nos Green chillies
1/4cup Coriander leaves
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
5nos Garlic cloves
1inch Cinnamon stick
1no Clove

Grind all the ingredients given under the list 'to grind' as bit coarse paste.

Heat few drops of oil  and fry the paneer cubes for a while,add this fried paneer cubes to warm water and keep aside.Also grind 3-4 tablespoons of the cooked channa as fine paste.

Heat the oil in a pan, fry the fennel seeds and add immediately the coarse grounded paste, cook in medium flame until a nice aroma comes out.

Immediately add the cubed eggplants, cook for few minutes until they turns soft.

Add the coriander powder,turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt cook everything in simmer.

Add the cooked channa,fried paneer cubes, grounded channa paste and add enough water,bring it to boil  and cook everything again in simmer for a few minutes..

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, serve hot with rotis.

41 comments:

Shailaja Reddy said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy & tasty masala.

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

I eat this version of chanadal in Noida, looks delicious.

சிநேகிதி said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy masala...

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Very different combo.. I have tasted brinjal with potato .. adding chana sounds interesting.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

could'nt even dream of this combo..looks really yum!

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like a great side dish!

Amina Khaleel said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful combination... looks delicious...

Priti S said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful combo ....looks yum

sara's TASTY BUDS said... Reply To This Comment

i had made eggplant and channa gravy , didn't add panner. It sounds interesting.

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting combo of Eggplant chana & paneer.


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Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combination, comforting bowl of proteins

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Chana is my fav too Priya..And yes such ways to add eggplant is really curious...Loved the idea..The curry looks truly yummy and thick !

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

Love the addition of egg plant and paner in channa masala.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting addition of eggplant!! never thought about that!!

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Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

oops unusual combo..

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Good matchy combo.... Love it...
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radha said... Reply To This Comment

Nice. An unusual combination of channa, eggplant and paneer, but seems to work so well.

Little Inbox said... Reply To This Comment

Hmm...I can smell the fragrant. :P

Biny Anoop said... Reply To This Comment

wow love the flavours...never had this 2 gether

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

Tasty curry. Yum Yum.

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

I think eggplants and dhal go very well together. Looks delicious

Rekha said... Reply To This Comment

looks awesome.. very yummy combination..
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Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

It is ages ago i had paneer and this one looks so good.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

yummy dear...
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divya said... Reply To This Comment

tht's looks so tempting ...yum

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

Yum! Love the combo of Paneer and chole -

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

this dish has my fav ingredients panner and channa, love the color too

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Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious masala.

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

This really looks delicious. You've captured the colors of the sun. have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Mandira said... Reply To This Comment

such an unusual combination Priya. Bookmarking it to try it soon.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

nice combinations...very tempting...

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya this is very delicious. I love this combo.
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kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

I love chickpeas and this looks delicious!

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Ça sent toujours bon chez toi.
Rien qu'à regarder les photos, on a envie de se mettre à table.
A bientôt

Srivalli Jetti said... Reply To This Comment

That's a very different combo Priya!..

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

now that is def an interesting combo. You really do come up with awesome recipes priya:)

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Curry looks finger licking good.Loved the combination of ingredients.

Tamanna said... Reply To This Comment

so refreshing and warm looking :) yumm

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Unique combo!!!looks very tempting!!!

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful recipe

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

I'm not an eggplant fan, but this looks so inviting