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
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
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.