Friday, June 8, 2012

Chana Masala (Chickpeas Curry)


         Chana Masala made with chickpeas (garbonza beans) is another common side dish that is mostly served with pooris (Indian puffed breads). My daughter loves this, so I make it quite often and it goes well with any rice or rotis too. Everybody has their own version, this is one that I had jotted down from a magazine long time back..

Need To Have

  • Chana Or Chickpeas - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 large
  • Tomato Puree - 8 tablespoons
  • Garam Masala - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves - 4
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves - to garnish

Make A Paste

  • Onion - 1 small
  • Grated Ginger - 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic Cloves - 4
  • Red Chilli Powder - 3 teaspoons
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Cooked Chickpeas - 3 tablespoons



Method
          Soak the chickpeas overnight and pressure cook it. Heat some oil, add the cloves and cumin seeds, once it starts sizzling, add the chopped onions, saute till transparent, then add the paste and the tomato puree, saute well till the raw smell goes away ( for at least 10 mins, adding little water when it sticks to the pan). Now add the cooked chana  and 1 to 2 cups of water ( depending on how thick you want the gravy), simmer for 5 mins, add the garam masala , mix well. Serve it, garnished with coriander leaves.
Sending it to Torview for Cooking With Love - Aunt event.

Note
Cook the chickpeas well but do not make it mushy, you can also soak it for 5 hours in hot water.
Can also use the canned garbonza beans.

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30 comments:

  1. this chana masala looks great though i have never tried with making paste.

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  2. Soooo colourful and perfect.

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  3. delicious curry ..Ongoing event : Street Party Food in my blog .

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  4. Delicious chana masala..loved the nice colour

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  5. looks so colorful and perfectly made....yummy.

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  6. Looks so delicious! Great with any roti!

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  7. Yum curry,it is favorite at our home too.

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  8. Hi Hema,

    chana masala looks delicious and spicy !!!

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  9. No wonder your daughter loves it. It looks great!

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  10. Looks really delicious. Another great curry.

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  11. Looks so colorful. Just made channa for the Teachers at school. I am going to have some now too.

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  12. This does look tasty, I have never had chickpeas prepared like this. It does look like something I need to have on my dinner table. Delicious post.

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  13. wow..very delicious & yummy chana masala,would love to have with pooris:-)

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  14. love that gorgeous color! its a staple in our house too.

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  15. Delicious n colorful chana masala.

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  16. lovely picture delicious flavours in the chickpeas curry
    thank you for linking to the cooking with love aunt event

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  17. this looks so delicious, yum yum yum !!!

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  18. My all time favourite,simply love this bowl of yummy channa masala.

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  19. My kind of food,my all time favourite channa masala.

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  20. wow....mouthwatering recipe....

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