Sunday, February 17, 2013

Spicy Channa (Chole)/Chick Peas Masala

1.Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans/
  Kabuli Channa      1 cup(soak overnight)
  Kashmiri red chilly powder   1/2 tsp
  Turmeric  powder               1/2 tsp
  Salt                  1/2 tsp         
  Water               3 1/2 to 4 cups
2.Onion                         2 medium(sliced)
3.Ginger chopped          1 1/2 tbsp 
4.Garlic chopped            1 tbsp
5.Green chilly                 2 slit                
6.Tomato                       2 medium
 Kashmiri chilli powder     1 tsp
 Coriander powder           3/4 tsp
7.Cinnamon              2 " piece
8.Cloves                   5
9.Cardamom              2
10.Peppercorns         5-6
11.Dry red chilli         1
12.Pepper powder      3/4 tsp
13.Roasted cumin powder   1tsp 
14.Garam masala          3/4 tsp
15.Salt           as needed
16.Oil            2 tbsp
17.Curry leaves     few
-In a pressure cooker add Chick peas,chilli-turmeric (powder) and water(the first ingredients).Cook till soft & done.Keep aside (don't discard the water)
-In a blender add the tomatoes,Chilli & Coriander powder(6th ingredients).Blend into a smooth paste* without adding water.Keep aside.
-Heat oil in a pan and add the spices -cinnamon, cloves ,cardamom, pepper corns and the dry red chilli.Then add the chopped ginger and garlic.
-Saute till this turns slightly brown in colour now add the slit green chillies and curry leaves.Saute for a minute.
-Add the sliced onion and saute till transparent.
-Now add the tomato paste*,mix well and wait till the oil separates.
-Add the cooked chick peas along with the water ,mix well.
-Add salt,pepper powder,cumin powder and garam masala powder.
-Let it boil for sometime till the gravy reduces and coats the peas well.
-Off the flame and serve with rotis or batura.


  1. Good one spicy with rotis,puris,etc.

  2. Thanksfor visiting my space, glad to follow you back, channa looks yum

  3. Yummy spicy channa love it with everything rice chapathi bread name it I love it.Nicely made.

  4. Soooo Delicious.Looks Mouth watering..

  5. My fav, looks so delicious.
    Thnx for stopping by my space dear, following u.
    Have a wonderful day :)

  6. Spicy and inviting.. Channa looks splendid Ruxana :-)


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