Saturday, 23 March 2013

Tangy Channa Masala

Tangy Channa Masala

Hey Guys with my 1st posting in this blog im sharing  Hot Tangy Channa Masala
I had some boiled chickpea of which i dint knew what to do. went n checked up the masalas, dint find choley masala 
No i don't change my mind or loose my heart. This is were the game of mixing and matching spices begin creating a new taste.

1 and half cup - boiled chickpea
Fennel seeds -1/2tsp
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Cloves -2
Annar seeds - 1
Whole cumin - 1/2 tsp
Onion- one large or 2 small (chopped )
Tomatoes - 1 large or 2 small (chopped )
Ginger- garlic paste - 1tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4th tsp
Dry mango powder -1/2tsp (optional)
Garam masala - 1tsp
Chat masala - 1/2 tsp ( can omit if not available)
Curd - 2 tbsp (can omit this also if not available)
Tomato ketchup depending on need
Lemon juice
Salt to taste.
Oil - 1-2 table spoon

- In a pan put oil, let it heat, add the whole spices of garam masala and let it sit in hot oil for a min.

- Once aroma from the spices r release add onion and little salt, cook for a while till translucent.

- Add ginger garlic paste and give a mix for half min, add tomatoes, red chilli powder, cummin powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder

- Give a good mix, add a little water so that spices dont burn, and close the lid, cook in low flame for 10 mins till tomatoes are cooked well and oil is oozing out

- By now nice flavorful fragnence comes when lid is open, now add chickpea, water 1 and half cup, garam masala, chat masala, mango powder, and mix it well

- Close the lid and cook for 5 more mins in low flame till all the masala flavors get infused.

- Next add tomato ketchup, curd, adjust salt consistency. add chopped coriander and mix well, 

- As i have added more water than needed the reason what to get saucy consistency. i added 1 tablespoon of cornflour mix with little water to get the desired saucy effect 

- At the end add Lemon juice for more tangy flavor. serve hot with roti, rice, parathas or eat it just like that


- As i don't follow hard rules in cooking its OK if u don't have the above optional list. 

- If more spiciness is needed chopped green chilies can be added

- In case its very hot n spicy, adjust it with adding more tomato ketchup and little bit of sugar too

-  Dont really mind the grainy texture of curd. if u don't like beat the curd a little and then add to the channas

- Lemon juice adds nice tangy flavor, so dont put that into optional list. 

- Create Ur own twist and turns, that's what indian cooking is all about.

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  1. Congrts Nargis... Welcome to Blog World... Nice n interesting post suggestion put pic before recipe... it will look good...

  2. Love to taste this with Roti... Keep rocking !!!

    1. Absolutely @ sangeetha :) thank u for ur comment keep visiting


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