Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chana Masala / Chole Masala



Chana Masala:

Here is the recipe for the delicious Chana Masala from my Mom’s kitchen. This is a really easy to make Indian Curry. Channa is a good source of protein , zinc, folate, vitamin E, potassium , dietary fibre & iron. Filled with soluble fibre, which helps in lowering cholesterol and helps stabilizing blood sugar.

In this recipe healthy chickpeas are cooked and added to freshly ground spices, onion and tomato. This tangy and pleasantly spicy curry  makes a  perfect side dish for chapatis, rotis, parantha or main course.

Here is the most popular and spicy recipe …:)

Ingredients:


  • Kabuli chana / chick peas                      - 1 cup
  • Onion                                                   - 3
  • Tomato                                                 - 2
  • Green chilly                                           - 1 or 2
  • Butter                                                   - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seed                                           - ½ tsp
  • Bay leaves                                            - handful
  • Ginger                                                  - small piece
  • Garlic                                                    - 5 pods
  • Coriander pwd                                       - ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd                                        - a pinch
  • Chilli pwd                                              - ½ tbsp
  • Garam masala pwd                                - ½ tbsp
  • Chana masala pwd                                - ½ tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves                           - handful

Method:


  1. Soak chick peas overnight in water.
  2. Pressure cook until it is tender.
  3. Chop onion , tomato, green chilli and grind it to paste along with ginger garlic.
  4. Heat  some butter in frying pan.
  5. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  6. Add bay leaves and sauté.
  7. Now add the paste and fry on medium until it turns golden brown.
  8. Once the oil separates, add coriander pwd and fry for some time.
  9. Add turmeric pwd, chilli pwd and salt to taste.
  10. Add garam masala and chana masala and again fry for some time.
  11. Mix well and add little water to make thick gravy.
  12. Add the cooked chana and stir well.
  13. Simmer the gravy for 4 to 6 mins.
  14. Garnish with coriander, mint leaves and onion rings.
  15. Yummy, tasty chana masala ready to enjoy…



  1. Serve hot with chapattis, puris, parathas or rice.


Akila from  Akila’s kitchen  has presented this awesome certificate …Thanx dear..! 

Wishing you many more success...!!!

Do visit her space to enjoy new interesting recipes…!!!




Glad to send Chana Masala recipe  to Nithu’s healthy CWB-LB: Chickpeas Event..!



          Keep Smiling & Take Care…!

        Cheers,

52 comments:

  1. a favourite of mine any time of the day!

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  2. Chana masala...our family fav...alwayz!!

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  3. chana is fav of all. looking tasty love to eat

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  4. Dear Jay
    Very nice recipe...This is one dish I have failed 90% of the time..the Chhole gets over cooked and i have to throw them..I just cant eat that mess of chhole ha ha
    I am tempted to try again.
    Have a nice weekend

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  5. I love this always with bhatura! Looks tempting!

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  6. Looks very authentic!!! Super!

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  7. Thanx Friends for your motivating comments...! Have a great day...

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  8. very much inviting chole masal....super click!

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  9. immm chana is my fav one....looks tempting jay!

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  10. Hy Ushnish...sure its more than worth a try...:)

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  11. Thanx Roshan, Rekha...:)

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  12. Chana masala is a favorite dish of mine...Dish looks Delicious....

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  13. It looks so cool and tempting...Nice clicks...

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  15. Believe it or not I have never tried Garam Masala before. I should definitely try it and this recipe sounds ideal.

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  16. chana masala is all time favorite..yours looks absoulutely delicious and mouthwatering

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  17. delicious and yummy chana masala.

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  18. channa masala looks mouthwatering n delicious...

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  19. will try this version soon..

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  20. wooo woo woo..this looks soo good and a very combi with chappti...nice click

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  21. wow..wow..wow..would love to have that plate now..so hungry! love the colour....

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  22. Simply delicious..perfect with rice or roti

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  23. Delicious and drooling here now Jay...

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  24. channa masala is always my fav and love to try different versions.The plate with chole and rotis looks tempting

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  25. Hi Jay

    What a coincidence. Today I too posted chana masala preparation. Yours recipe looks very inviting. Same pinch from my end.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  26. Jay, while the dish is unfamiliar to me, it looks and sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  27. sooper.. and such a yummy dish.. we can prepare it in a 100 ways ..and its still tasty..

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  28. My all time fav..looks awesome!
    Mom's recipes are always the best!

    US Masala

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  29. wow, looks delicious. I love chhole specially with pooris :)

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  30. my fav too, looks super yummy

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  31. wow what a delicious chole masala ..yummy yum...gr8 work ...looks very tempting

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  32. My favorite side dish. Looks so good Jay !!

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  33. Nice Jay it looks very tempting!
    thanks for droppin inn a lovely comment!

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  34. Gravy looks really tempting and so delicious...

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  35. such a clasy and popular dish..looks fantastic Jay

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  36. One of my very favorite dishes. Loved your pics.

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  37. The picture makes me mouthwatering

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  38. Channa masala looks delicious...

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  39. Looks soo yummy !! love this dish !!

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  40. Thats one beautiful and amazing presentation, Jay. Looks like a bowl of chole from restaurant.

    http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/

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  41. Wow thats really tempting and picture speaks its taste dear.....

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  42. ohhh that is such a delicious chana masala :)

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  43. This looks so good Jay! I can't read your blog at dinner time because I get too hungry! Mmmm...

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  44. Hi Jay, I know this is an old post but the picture caught my eye. I like chana and I'm glad it's so simple to make. Thanks for following my blog but I think you subscribed to comments instead of to the blog. I think I'll remove comment subscription to avoid confusion. Have a great day!

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  45. Tried this today and it turned out delicious....
    thanks for the receipe

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  46. Thnx Rajee. So glad u enjoyd the recipe..:)

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