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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Spicy Channa (Chole)/Chick Peas Masala

 Ingredients
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
 Method
-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.
   

18 comments:

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

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

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  3. Soooo Delicious.Looks Mouth watering..

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

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

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