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:

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

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

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

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  4. wonderful combination... looks delicious...

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

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  6. Interesting combo of Eggplant chana & paneer.


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  7. Nice combination, comforting bowl of proteins

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  8. 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 !

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

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

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  11. Good matchy combo.... Love it...
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  12. Nice. An unusual combination of channa, eggplant and paneer, but seems to work so well.

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

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

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  15. looks awesome.. very yummy combination..
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  16. It is ages ago i had paneer and this one looks so good.

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  17. tht's looks so tempting ...yum

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  18. Yum! Love the combo of Paneer and chole -

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

    PriyaCook like Priya

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

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

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  22. nice combinations...very tempting...

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  23. I love chickpeas and this looks delicious!

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

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  25. That's a very different combo Priya!..

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

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

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  28. so refreshing and warm looking :) yumm

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

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