Channa Masala


Channa/chole is also known as White chick peas or garbanzo beans. Channa Masala or Chole Masala is a famous Punjabi dish. You can easily find this dish in any Indian restaurant Menu.You can make this with or without gravy , the recipe is with gravy but if you are planning to prepare without gravy then stop after no 9. This dish can be best served with hot pooris, raita and onion( for salad). There are many different ways to prepare chole but this is the simplest way i prepare , will be sharing more recipes soon

Ingredients:-

Channa/Chole/Garbanzo beans:- 2 Cups (Soaked overnight and boiled)
Oil:- 4-5 Tbsp
Ginger:- 1 Tbsp
Garlic:- 1 Tbsp
Cumin seeds/ Jeera:- 1 Tsp
Mustard Seeds:- 1/2 Tsp
Asafoetida:- A pinch
Onion:- 1 (chopped)
Tomato:- 3 small (chopped)
Turmeric powder:- 1/2 Tsp( heaping)
Red Chilli Powder:- 1/2 Tsp( heaping)
Garam Masala Powder:- 1/2 Tsp( heaping)
Salt as per taste
Channa Masala (Any brand you have/Like):- 1 Tsp
Kasoori Methi Powder:- 1/2 Tsp
Aamchoor Powder:- 1/2 Tsp

Procedure:-

1) Soak the channa overnight and then boil it by adding 1 tsp of turmeric and salt (as per taste)..
2) To prepare tadka , heat oil in a pan jeera /cumin seeds, Mustard , when they start to splutter then add ginger and garlic and fry for a minute.
3) Now add onions, stir it till it becomes brown in color.
4) Add tomatoes , turmeric,Chilli powder ,garam masala & little water(1-2 tbsp approx) , mix it well.
5) Saute the mixture till tomatoes become soft (Approximately for 5-7 minutes)
6) Switch off the gas and let the tadka cool down.
7) Grind the tadka mixture in a grinder/ food processor to a smooth paste.
8) Now again cook the tadka paste for 2-3 minutes.
9)Add the boiled channa (drained from water/save the water) into the mixture, add Channa masala, Aamchoor Powder and Kasoori Methi,cook for 2-3 minutes
1o) Add enough drained water slowly in the above channa mixture to make a thick gravy.

Serve hot with Rice or Roti ..Enjoy:)



43 comments:

Gulmohar said...

Agree with you about the recipes...will try your version next time :-)

Asha said...

Give me this anytime or any version, always happy to see this anywhere. Looks delicious, great combo.

Poornima Nair said...

My favorite with pooris...looks delicious.

Jyoti V said...

Wow lovely recipe.. nice click too..its so tempting...

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Vrinda said...

Looks awesome,just like restaurant style...yummmmm

Gita said...

Wow Preethi your version is channa masala is simply superb...it looks so rich! I have bookmarked your dear :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Preety, the channa masala looks very yummy, creamy and delicious... Love the way they have turned out!!! If I were there next door I promise you will have to cook something for yourself later ;)

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Rachana Kothari said...

Channa masala looks yumm and the platter with roti and onions is simply inviting!

Priya said...

CHanna masala looks tempting and delicious..awesome click..

Pavithra said...

Loooks so good and loved the color ...i will never say no to this and accept ramya comment.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Just give some hot crispy puris with the chanan..it will vanish in-second

Jagruti said...

wow..channa masala and me go long way...love it....like your version..tempting...

Ed Schenk said...

Beautiful photo and a great recipe. Thanks!

nisha said...

Use of kasuri meethi in choleis new to me ,will use and try next time i make chole

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love chola masala. Yours looks so spicy! Yummy!

Nostalgia said...

Lovely! Feel like dipping those methi parathas you made into the chana and making a go at it.

jeyashrisuresh said...

looks very nice.going to make channa masala today.Will try this version.Nice colur.

Anu said...

channa masala looks yummy and delicious... tempting...

Superchef said...

aaahh..the classic! love the deep rich color!

sowmya.s said...

looks delicious and so authentic..

priya said...

yummy channa masala...looks so delicious!

dining room table said...

I like spicy versions of this food. Chala masala looks yummy!

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Looks so perfect!! my fav! tastes so yummy with puri..Gr8 click too..

PJ said...

chana masala looks so delicious, Preety! Love your click too, very nice presentation.

Deepa G Joshi said...

yummmmm..love the click..I wish I could actually eat it..wonderful recipe..my all time favorite..

shahana said...

OMG,Wat abeautiful click!!! its really tempting!!

Siddhi S said...

hey preety very nice recipe...it luks damn tempting...vl love to have it with hot bhaturas...nice click

Swathi said...

Preethi,

Chana masala looks prefect, Nice click too

AdukalaVishesham said...

chana in any form is always welcome in our house.. your post looks very delicious...

deepti said...

Dear Preety
Thanks 4 dropping in !!
First time 2 ur Gr8 space...U've a wonderful collection of spicy recipes...WIll drop in often from now..
Btw channa masla looks so creamy !!
Nice clicks too...
Add more..
regards
deepti

Parita said...

I am planning to make this tomorrow!

Devasena Hariharan said...

You have got the right colour. Adding mango powder is new to me.........

Spice said...

cholle dekh ke maja aa gaya yaar, perfect color....today we had them in langar in gurudwara...

Daisy Blue said...

Channa masala is always a delight!

meeso said...

I never get tired of trying new recipes for this... So It's bookmarked to try, looks too good!

meeso said...

Tried it and loved it... Thanks for sharing :)

Uma said...

great tempting recipe.. and its easy too..

Large Wall Mirrors Gal said...

With this color just can imaging the tasty. It's looks so delicious and great recipe

Dining Table Gal said...

It looks so tasty.I think very good vegetarian dish to every one who loves to eat vegetarian food.

Unknown said...

Your Channa masala recipe was excellent.My mom tried out and it was simply superb.Thanks a lot..

Preety said...

thanks:)

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy...will definitely try this version. I have a question...in any of your recipes I don't see coriander powder used which is very commonly used in north indian households for almost all veges..is there any reason ?

Preety said...

No there is not specific reason for not using coriander powder ....it's just I am more use to of using Garam masala instead...like my mom..:)

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