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.


Swati Raman Garg said...

that teacher would have been mega happy with ur food haan ... love chana masala...

Shama Nagarajan said...

It is one of my fav masala...love it

Deepthi Shankar said...

i love channa masala .. onr of the most comforting side dishes ..

Vidhya said...

Yep Swati, She should be happy. Hope she get time to look in to it:) With her hands full I don't think she is sitting near the computer now a days.

thanks Shama and deesha, even I like it.