Sunday, August 26, 2012

CHANA MASALA | CHOLE MASALA | EASY SIDE DISHES

Channa Masala or Chole Masala  is a famous side dish that goes well with roti , parthas , Naan. Check out my other Chickpea recipes Biryani Chickpea Wrap , Chickpea potato masala , Chole Masala and a chickpea Stir-Fry .

Easy side dish for roti , bathure , Naan
CHANA MASALA | CHOLE MASALA | EASY SIDE DISHES

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas / Kondakadalai / Chole - 400 gms ( Soaked overnight )
  • Some whole Garam Masala spices .( Bayleaf + cloves + cinnamon)
  • Onion - 2 no ,minced Or Pureed
  • Tomato - 2 no , Pureed
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tbsp
  • Chilli Powder -  2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Kasthoori Methi Powder  / Dried Fenugreek leaves- 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp



Method:

Pressure cook the soaked chickpeas in pressure cooker for 1 whistle.  Filter the water . Cool off .


Heat oil in a wok . Add the whole garam masala spices and fry . Now add the ginger garlic paste  and cook till the raw smell goes away .



Add the minced onions or pureed onions  and cook till they become translucent .


Now add the pureed tomatoes , Red chilli powder , garam masala powder , turmeric powder , salt and bring the contents to a boil .


 Add the pressure cooked  chick peas and cook till the water evaporates and the gravy becomes thick .



Now add the Kasthoori Methi powder and squeeze out the lime juice and give a stir . Cook in low flame till the oil separates out from the curry .


Serve hot with Bathure , poori , chapathi , steamed rice .

Chickpea cooked with fragrent spices to make this masala

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14 comments:

  1. Delicious Chole, we love eating these with rice/bature

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  2. very aromatic n delicious channa masala...looks very inviting!!

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  3. Flavorful and yummy channa masala..

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  4. looks exotic and adoring...I always love this version of Chole.

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  5. looks exotic and adoring...I always love this version of Chole.

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  6. Yummy gravy...looks absolutely delicious.

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  7. flavours of methi leaves must be making it even more delicious.. lovely gravy of chana

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  8. wow, delicious chole. bookmarked !

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  9. perfect for rotis and naans
    Shobas Delight

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