Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kala Chana Masala / Black Chickpeas Gravy / Spicy Chickpeas

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Kala Chana Masala:

Black chickpeas gravy or Kala Chana Masala is one of the most healthy spicy dish. This authentic dish comes from Punjabi Cuisine. 

In this recipe, the black chickpeas is cooked in a thick gravy and made rich and flavored by adding spicy masala powder. It makes a tasty and hearty dish for any occasion. 

Try out this fibre rich, protein packed recipe from Punjab..!

Ingredients:

·            Kala chana / black chickpeas soaked   - 1 ½ cup
·            Onion                                                  - 2
·            Tomato                                                - 2
·            Oil                                                      - 1 ½ tbsp
·            Ginger                                                - small piece
·            Garlic                                                 - 5 pods
·            Garam masala pwd                             - ½ tbsp
·            Chana masala pwd                              - ½ tbsp
·            Coriander pwd                                     - ½ tbsp
·            Turmeric pwd                                      - ¼ tsp
·            Red chilly pwd                                    - ½ tbsp
·            Tomato sauce                                     - 1 tbsp
·            Lemon juice                                        - 1 tbsp
·            Salt to taste
·            Coriander leaves
Method:

1.       Wash and soak kala chana overnight
2.       Pressure cook with a tsp of salt until it is soft.
3.       Heat oil in a pan.
4.       Add chopped onion fry till transculent.
5.       Add ginger and garlic pieces and fry for a minute.
6.       Add chopped tomato and sauté well.
7.       Allow to cool and mash it to paste.
8.       Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same pan.
9.       Add garam masala pwd, chana masala pwd, turmeric pwd and red chilly pwd.
10.    Mix well.
11.    Add the ground paste and combine.
12.    Add salt, tomato sauce and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
13.    Now add cooked chickpeas along with the liquid.
14.    Keep in simmer for 7 to 8 minutes.
15.    Once the masala attains thick consistency.
16.    Remove from flame.
17.    Add a tsp of lemon juice and mix.
18.    Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

19.    Enjoy the healthy and spicy kasa chana masala with hot soft chapattis..:)

74 comments:

  1. Awesome..Awesome !! rich and creamy..

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  2. One of fav ...yours looks just so fab

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  3. Healthy and delicious gravy, looks great.

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  4. Nice and thick gravy Jay..looks so yum.

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  5. Perfect side dish for chapati.. Looks superb.. My favorite.

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  6. Hi Jay,
    I luv chapatti very much. This looks very delicious. Always have chapatti during weekend at the nearby stall

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  7. Very healthy and delicious recipe.. inviting clicks !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  8. A healthy and yummy dish!Well done,dear!

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  9. Feel like finishing that whole bowl, love this kind of delicious gravies..

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  10. Nutritious, protein packed yummy gravy..looks very tempting

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  11. oh wow this looks yummy...Indian food is my FAV so this one is a must for me to try out :)

    thanks for finding me so that i could find your wonderful blog :D

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  12. Full of good ingredients and looks great.
    Rita

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  13. I've never tried black chickpeas before. This looks so rich and healthy! Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers

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  14. Never tried with black chana before, nice gravy. Delicious & healthy!

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  15. Looks so delicious! I could eat them with puris too!!!

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  16. Delicious, spicy gravy!!! Perfect with some hot bhaturas!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  17. Fantastica ricetta, molto gustosa!!! Bravissima!

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  18. delicious n mouthwatering...perfect with chappathi

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  19. Mmmmmm...Wow!!! Yummy!!!!

    Regards
    Aparna Vijay
    http://aparnacooks.blogspot.com

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  20. I love this over the white ones
    Nice recipe!

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  21. Black chickpeas are very nutritious and you make a delicious recipe with it!

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  22. chik peas is my all time fvt....love to hve with chappathi

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  23. our favorite..looks yumm n delicious..:)

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  24. our favorite..looks yumm n delicious..:)

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  25. our favorite..looks yumm n delicious..:)

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  26. our favorite..looks yumm n delicious..:)

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  27. our favorite..looks yumm n delicious..:)

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  28. I can almost smell the wonderful aroma from this. It looks delicious.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  29. its my fav ..and its much more healthier than white channa..very well presented jay..

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  30. This is one of my favorite dishes--looks so good. Thanks for stopping by! I am following and looking forward to your posts.

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  31. Wow - one of my favourite dishes

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  32. I love this! One of my favorite beans, are chickpeas. But black chickpeas? I've never tried them, but will be on the hunt for them, now! :) Great recipe!!

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  34. Looks like a great dish. Nice clikcs dear.

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  35. It must be very tasty cos it looks so delicious.

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  36. I like this recipe..and even your blog, ciao Flavia

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  37. Oh this does look hearty and packed with flavor. Thank you for the great comments you left me. I love your blog as well and glad to have found it...will be back!

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  38. just thought i'd come over and say hello! glad to have you as a follower! i thought i was already following but but i was wrong. i am not tho! have a great week!

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  39. My favorite..healthy and delicious curry,gravy looks fantastic dear..yum

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  40. my favourite side dish for poris

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  41. Looks too good to be healthy...I want to make this!

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  42. chana masala looks spicy and yummy. Collect your award from my blog dear..

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  43. Yum, looks superb and so mouth watering :)

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  44. Delicious and flavorful recipe....

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  45. its dinner time and it makes me to want some :)

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  46. kala chana looks delicious.

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  47. Looks good! And I think I have all the spices!

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  48. looks awesome..lovely chana curry

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  49. love this one of our favs cook it in a similar way the other day I made a big mess of it though and added too much salt couldn't even eat it sob

    so cool your lil one has the same bowl

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  50. your chapathis are so thin and lokos so soft.. the curry also looks really delicious.

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  51. Well, I'm not the #1 fan of chickpeas, but this dish looks tasty. I could try a little. =)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  52. As I's was thinking chappathi would be great to go with this , saw ur final pics ..Lovely ..n tasty

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  53. romba nalla iruku..chapathiyum superb softa irukku...

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  54. This looks very very delicious! Thank you for visiting and deciding to follow back!! I am following you as well!

    Cheers,
    Tammy

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  55. Healthy and delicious gravy, looks great.

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  56. So beautiful. What an excellent way to get your protein!

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  57. Yum!!! I love chickpeas and this sounds amazing!

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  58. Delicious looking curry! Lovely with any bread, Yum! Thank you for sharing!

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  59. really nice side..like it with tosai or paratha!!

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  60. Delicious kala chana masala..Perfect with rotis!

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  61. Delicious Jay and what more better combo than with chapati.

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  62. yummmmmmmmy,healthy and delicious

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  63. I'm drooling at that first and last picture...yummy yum!!

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  64. I love chana masala!!! Great recipe! And those chapatis look so good! I wish I could have that for dinner!

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  65. Flavorful and yummy curry.

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  66. That looks so so yummy!!

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  67. Looks so good. I feel like having this tonight. Will make some :)

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  68. Nice and thick gravy Jay..looks so yum, just perfect with parathas..

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  69. I love all of the flavors and spices you have used here...looks delicious :)

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