Saturday, January 30, 2010

Channa (Chickpeas) Masala

This is what I made for lunch today.   A high protein, fuss free food for the kids.
You can adjust the spice level according to your taste.  Goes well with poori, chapatti, naan or any kind of rice. 


Chickpeas -  1 Can (If you are using dried peas, soak it over night in water and pressure cook it)
Onion - 1 medium size (finely chopped)
Tomatoes - 2 small
Garlic - 2 cloves
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Bay leaves - 1
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli  powder - 1/2 tsp
Any kind of Channa Masala powder - 2tsp
Water - 1 cup
Salt - to taste
Fresh coriander leaves (Kothamalli) - 2TBSP (finely chopped)
Oil - 2 TBSP

Grind to paste:   Tomatoes, ginger and garlic

                  Heat the oil in a pan.
                  Add the cumin seeds and bay leaf.
                  Now add the onion and fry till it turns transparent.
                  Add all the powders and fry for 2  minutes.                    
                  (coriander, turmeric, red chilli, and channa masala)                                  
                   Mix in the ground paste and fry till the oil separates.
                   Next, add the chick peas & salt along with 1 cup of
                   Cover it and let it boil for 10 minutes in low flame.
                   Sprinkle some chopped fresh coriander leaves.  


  1. This looks really good.. I am going to try it tomorrow.

    Thanks for posting the recipe..


  2. Just need few rotis to polish the bowl :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog Latha. You have a luscious space too.. btw, how did you know about my hubby's composition, we are glad you liked it... and just saw that you live in Princeton... I guess we live very close by:)


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