Oct 1, 2008

Channa Masala

I made this kootu on last week friday. I got the recipe from Rashmi's blog. I just followed the same.

  1. Garbanzo beans - 1 medium cup
  2. Tomato - 2 (chop it)
  3. Onion - 1 (chop it)
  4. Ginger - a small piece
  5. Garlic - 2 cloves
  6. cardamom - 1
  7. Cloves -2
  8. Bay leaf - 1
  9. Green chillies - 3 (acc to taste)
  10. Red chillies powder - 3/4 tsp (acc to taste)
  11. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Unsalted butter - 2 tbsp
  14. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  15. Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp

Soak garbanzo beans over night. Pressure cook garbanzo beans with a pinch of salt and keep it aside. Now take a pan, pre heat a drop of butter, add tomato, onion, garlic, green chillies, ginger, cloves, cardamom, bayleaf and stir it for 2 mts. Let it cool and grind it into a fine paste. Now pre heat remaining butter, splutter cumin seeds and add the grounded paste, add turmeric powder, red chillies powder and let it cook for 3 to 5 mts. Add some water if necessary. Now add the cooked garbanzo beans and cook it for another 5 mts. let everything mix together. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves. Serve it hot with chapathis. This is the first time I am trying this dish. I gave this as dinner along with hot chapathis to my girls' teacher who has never tried Indian food before. Thank god! she liked it.
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