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Monday, March 22, 2010

Channa Masala



Channa Masala is a rich thick gravy curry .Its prepared by cooking Channa with Onion and Tomato.
This dish is commonly served with Battura.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Channa - 1 cup
  • Chopped Onion - 1 nos
  • Chopped Tomato - 2 nos
  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - ¼ tsp
  • Corriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seed - ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped corrinader leaves

PREPARATION METHOD:
  • Add the chopped tomatoes in a blender and make it a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Soak Channa in water for 6 hours .
  • Cook soaked Channa with turmeric powder and Water in a pressure cooker for 5 -6 whistle.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add Cumin seed and let it splutter.
  • Add onions and saute well, till they turn transparent.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste into it and saute for sometime.
  • Add chilly powder, coriander powderand garam masala, stir well for few minutes..
  • Add totmato paste and cook till the oil separates.
  • Add cooked channa, Salt and a cup of water and mix well.
  • Cover the pan and cook for 10-15 mins on medium heat.
  • Garnish with corriander leaves.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Battura




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