Monday, September 15, 2008

Easy Channa Masala

Channa masala, yummy side dish for pooris, parathas n for chappathis, there r some many ways of preparing this garbanzo beans is my simple version of preparing this masala..

1cup Channa(chickpeas, Garbanzo beans)
1no Onion chopped
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2tbsp Besan flour
1tsp Garam masala
2tsp Coriander leaves(chopped)

To Grind:
1no Tomato(ripe n juicy)
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
2nos Green chillies

Soak dry chick peas overnite..can also use the canned one..pressure cook the soaked chick peas with enough salt upto 2 hiss..put off the stove, once the steam released,drain the water n grind 1/2cup of the cooked chick peas n keep aside..

Meanwhile grind all the ingredients from the list 'TO GRIND' with half cup of water into fine paste n keep aside, heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, fry until they splutters, now add the chopped onion n cook until they turns tenders, keep the flame in simmer n add the besan flour n fry along the onions..add the grounded paste of spices to the onion n besan flour...they may turn thicker, stir them for a while in simmer, add the already grounded chick peas as well as the rest cooked chick peas to the masala also the garam masala...add enough water to turn them as gravy..add salt..cook them for a while in medium flame..add the chopped coriander leaves n put off the stove...

Easy Channa masala is ready to serve!!!!


R said... Reply To This Comment

sounds pretty diff cos of besan flour. will try soon..

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks ramya..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

i never get a thick gravy for chana masala... this one does look thick and yumm.. going to give it a try today... thanks for the recipe..

mixed bag said... Reply To This Comment

hi priya
just made this for lunch. my husband avoids anything veg. i had to stop him from overeating! thanks for this easy and simple recipe. and i kept aside some boiled chick peas for my daughter and she polished the whole bowl. whole some goodness for the whole family

Savitha said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

I am a big fan of your recipes. This site has been my favourite for a while now. Thanks a lot. Keep it going. I tried this Chenna recipe and it turned out to be too good.. :) My husband just loved it.