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Monday, February 27, 2012

Channa Masala

1.Dry Channa - 3 cups
2.Onions - 2(finely chopped)
3.Tomatoes - 3(finely chopped)
4.Ginger - 2tbsp(grated)
5.Green chillies - 4(slit in the middle)
6.Salt -  to taste
7.Garam masala - 1tsp
8.Red chilli powder - 1tsp
9.Amchoor powder - 1/2tsp
10.Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
11.Oil - 4tbsp
12.Coriander leaves - for garnishing
13.Whole garam masala  - 2elachi,1/2 cinnamon stick,3 Cloves

1.Soak dry channa over night in water.Pressure cook the channa dal with salt and water for 3whistles.Remove 1/4 cup channa and mash them.Keep this a side.
2.Once the pressure releases remove the lid and drain the water.Keep this aside.
3.Heat oil in a pressure cooker.Add whole garam masala and fry in medium flame.
4.Add chopped onions and fry for 3-4 mts.
5.Add grated ginger to the onions and fry till the rawness disappears.Add chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft.
6.Add turmeric powder,salt,redchilli powder,amchoor powder,garam masala and mix well.Add boiled channa,4cups water and again pressure cook for 3 whistles.
7.Remove the lid,turn the flame into high and add mashed channa to the gravy.Cook channa until you get desired consistency.
8.Serve with chappathis or paratha

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