December 06, 2012

Jain Style Channa Masala

This recepie is taken from another blog..


Oil - 3 tblspn
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan - 1 tblspn
Tomato Puree - 1 cup
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Ginger - 1 tblspn grated
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Chickpeas/Kabuli Channa-3 cups cooked/2 cans drained & washed
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves / Cilantro for garnishing


Soak Channa overnight. Drain water and add it to the pressure cooker. Cook it for 4 whistle. Simmer the pot for 15 mins. Switch off the flame and let the steam escape all by itself. Thats it your channa is cooked.

Now heat oil in a sauce pan. Add in cumin seeds and asafoetida powder. 

Add in the gram flour and roast in the oil for a min.

Now add in tomato puree and mix well. Cook that till oil separates.

Now add in the spice powders, salt, sugar and ginger. Give it a good mix.

Pour in water along with channa and let them come to a boil.

Now simmer this for 10 mins.

Sprinkle some garam masala powder and  cilantro.

Serve with battura, poori or roti.

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