Thursday, 24 September 2009

Chana Masala

Chole is one of the popular side dish for Battura (an indian bread) ..I got this recipe from one of my favourite site .. another dish I like of chana is chundal ..I will make that also soon..

Things Needed:
Chana - 1 cup
Onion -1 chopped
Jeera - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

Grind together :
Tomato - 2
Onion - 2 ,coarsely cut

Coriander leaves - a bunch, chopped coarse

Soak the chana overnight.Wash & drain it. Pressure cook it adding enough water & 1/2 tsp salt.
Heat oil in a pan.Saute the chopped onino in it until transparent. Pour the ground tmato. onion paste into this & boil.
Add Cumin powder, chilly powder & garam masala into this.
Take a handful of cooked chana, paste it & mix with the gravy. This will make it thick & tasty.
Toss in the cooked chana and mix everything well.Sprinkle coarsely chopped coriander leaves on top. Close the lid .Let it stay in heat for another 5 min. for better taste.
Serve with puri,battura or chappathi.


  1. have been away for quite sometime from blogging, so see quite a few new recipes on your page, chole will not comment on as i can make that, but loved the onam olan and the pachadi, very new for me and will definitely try, bengalis do make something like the olan you have posted on, but there is a difference in the flavours added, this will be a totally new dish for my family

  2. Looks delicious and perfect.......

  3. Love chole...

    Like your profile picture...looks so nice.

  4. my dear friend..thanks a tonne..and best wishes always..:)

  5. Wonderful click of channa
    Very tempting!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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