Saturday, August 29, 2009

Channa Masala

CHANNA MASALA
Ingredients:
White Channa - 1/2 cup (soaked)
onions - 2
tomatoes - 2
green chillies - 3
corriander leaves - a handful
ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
grated coconut - 2 tbsp
masala powder - 1 + 1/2 tsp
red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
salt to taste
corriander powder - 1/4 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
oil - 5 - 6 tbsp
bay leaves - 1
cardamom - 1
cloves - 2

Method:

- pressure cook the channa until cooked
- do not over cook them
- in a pan add oil
- add the onions and green chillies and fry till the onion changes its colour to golden brown
- add chopped tomatoes, coconut and ginger garlic paste
- when the tomatoes gets smashed add the corriander leaves, salt to taste, red chilli powder, masala powder, turmeric powder and corriander powder
- fry till the raw smell is gone
- allow it to cool and then grind that to a fine paste.
- in a pan add oil
- add cloves, bay leaves and cardamom
- add the cooked channa alone without any water
- fry for 2 - 3 mins
- add the ground masala and the water
- cook until thick and serve.

Thanks goes to:
This recipe was given to me by my friend Jerry's mom Jesita.
This recipe was communicated to me by phone, never thought that it was easy and would come out this well. Thanks Aunty!!!!

1 comment:

Valarmathi said...

Yummy side dish for chappathi.