Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Channa Masala or Chole is a popular Vegetable Dish in Indian Cuisine. The Main Ingredient is ChickPeas.
It is popular mainly in the Punjab Region of Northern-Indian. It is often eaten with a type of fried bread and is known as Chole Bhature or even it is eaten with Poori or Roti.

1. Chick Peas (Kabuli Channa) -- 1Cup
2. Onions(Finely Chopped) -- 1Cup
3. Tomato(Finely Chopped) -- 1Cup
4. Salt -- To Taste
5. Channa Masala Powder -- 2tbsp
6. Ginger-Garlic Paste -- 1tbsp
7. Cumin Seeds -- 1tbsp
8. Lime Juice -- To Taste
9. Whole Garam Masala(Cloves,Bay Leaf,Cinnamon Stick)
10. Green Chilli -- 4-5
11. Fresh Coriander Leaves -- To Garnish
12. Oil -- 4tbsp

Method To Prepare:
1. First Soak the Chick Peas for 4-5hours and pressure cook them by adding Salt.
2. Now heat oil in a pan and add Whole Garam Masala and Cumin Seeds.

3. Once they start spluttering, add chopped Onions to the pan and add 1/2tbsp of Salt.

4. When Onions become slightly brown color add Ginger-Garlic Paste and then add chopped Tomatoes and Green Chilli.

5. When the Tomatoes become soft, add 1/2Cup of Water to it. Also add Channa Masala Powder to it. Mix it well and let it boil for 5min.

6. Finally add cooked Chick Peas to the Pan and add more Salt(If Required). If you want more spicy you can even add Red Chilli Powder, but it is optional.
Cook it on a low flame for 10min.
Finally Garnish with Fresh Coriander Leaves and Serve it Hot with Poori or Roti.

Enjoy the Tasty Channa Masala with Poori or Chapathi.......................

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