Channa Masala

Channa masala, Chickpeas curry, Kondai kadalai kulambu

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Green Chili – 1 or 2
  • Tomato – 2
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tspn
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tspn
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tspn
  • Chili powder – 1/4 to 1/2 tspn
  • Cumin powder – 1 tspn
  • Coriander powder – 1 1/2  tspn
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tpsn
  • Lime juice – 1 tspn
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander leaves – 4 to 5 sprigs (Finely Chopped)
  • Oil – 2 to 3 tspn

Recipe:

  1. Soak Chickpeas in water for 6 hours. After that pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles or Boil till it can be mashed easily. Finely chop Onion, Green chilies and Tomato. Keep all this aside.
  2. Heat Oil in a pan and add Cumin seeds. Once it starts spluttering add Green chilies, Onion and Curry leaves, fry till Onion turns into golden brown.
  3. Add Ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
  4. Add chopped Tomatoes and fry till they are soft. Mash Tomatoes with the spatula nicely.
  5. Add Turmeric powder, Chili powder, Cumin powder,Coriander powder and fry till the raw smell of masala goes.
  6. Add 1 or 2 cups of water (water used to cook chickpeas) and Salt to it. Cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  7. Add cooked Chickpeas , Garam masala powder and cook again for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Finally add chopped Coriander leaves and Lime juice. Remove from heat.

Goes well with: Chapathi, Rice, Bread

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