29 February 2012

Chana Masala an Indian Chickpea Recipe.

Chole is the food that identifies Punjab.So now I am going to present the most famous food in a spicy way.The name Chana Masala itself makes it spicy.It is prepared in a royal way i.e loved by all ages.From the day i started loving food i love eating it and i am much more confident that every food lover will love it.
Style:Indian Curry
Cooking time:30 minutes
Preparation time:40 minutes
Chickpea-250 grams
Refined oil-2 tablespoon
Onion-5 pieces
5-6 Garlic Cloves
1 piece medium sized ginger
5-6 pieces Cashew nuts
Red chili -2-3
Cumin seeds-2 teaspoon
Coriander seeds-2 teaspoon
Coriander leave- chopped -2 teaspoon
Red chili powder-2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- 2 teaspoon
Curry Powder- 2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
1 small cup water
1.Soak chana over night in cold water.Boil it till it get tender.

2.Chop 2 onions(medium sized), 2 tomatoes(medium sized) , 4-5 red chilies ,1 teaspoon saunf and 1 teaspoon dhania.Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and fry the above mentioned masalas  for 2 minutes.

3.Take 7-8 garlic cloves ,10-12 pieces of cashew nuts and 1 medium size ginger.add it the fried masala .

4. Grind it into a smooth paste.

4.Heat 3-4 tablespoon oil in a pan.chop 2-3 onions and fry it till the onion get a golden color.

5.Add the smooth paste made using the spices.Fry it in low flame for 10-15 minutes

6.Add the boiled chick peas ,mix properly and fry for 10 more minutes.

7.Add freshly chopped coriander leaves(dhania) and sliced ginger.

8.Serve hot with Rotis or Naans.


1 comment :

  1. This recipe was so good. I put a few more spices in like gram marsala, chili powder and cardamom - but, the idea of cashews and blending was superb. Thank you


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