Nov 27, 2012

Chana Masala (Chole) / Chickpea Curry - Jain Style


CholeBattura is my hubby's ultimate favorite stuff, he likes to eat it all day and probably this is the most requested recipe from him to me. The battura which i make is always the same way, like this one. But i try to change the chole recipe often like this and this one.


When i was browsing through manjula's kitchen blog last week, I came across this amazing channa masala recipe. I thought it is really quick to make because it takes only minimal time to make, since i already have cooked channa in my freezer. I was quite surprised with the result, the channa masala turned out thick and yummy. We had it with poori and everyone loved it..




Recipe Source: Manjula's Kitchen
Preparation Time : 10 mins + 30 mins of cooking channa
Cooking Time - 15 mins
Serves - 3 to 4

Ingredients:

Oil - 3 tblspn
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan - 1 tblspn
Tomato Puree - 1 cup
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Ginger - 1 tblspn grated
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Chickpeas/Kabuli Channa-3 cups cooked/2 cans drained & washed
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves / Cilantro for garnishing

Method:

Soak Channa overnight. Drain water and add it to the pressure cooker. Cook it for 4 whistle. Simmer the pot for 15 mins. Switch off the flame and let the steam escape all by itself. Thats it your channa is cooked.

Now heat oil in a sauce pan. Add in cumin seeds and asafoetida powder. 

Add in the gram flour and roast in the oil for a min.

Now add in tomato puree and mix well. Cook that till oil separates.

Now add in the spice powders, salt, sugar and ginger. Give it a good mix.

Pour in water along with channa and let them come to a boil.

Now simmer this for 10 mins.

Sprinkle some garam masala powder and  cilantro.

Serve with battura, poori or roti.

Pictorial:
You will need oil, cooked chickpeas, sugar, salt, cilantro,
ginger, besan,Tomato puree,spices,cumin and hing

Heat oil in a pan

add a pinch of hing

along with some cumin seeds

and some besan

saute them for few seconds

add in tomato puree

and some spices

throw in your ginger as well

season it with some salt and sugar

mix well

cook till oil separates

add some water

and bring it to a boil

add in cooked channa

and simmer for a while

cover and let it cook

sprinkle some garam masala powder

and cilantro

mix well and serve

Enjoy this with hot paratha or rice

or with some puffed battura..

18 comments:

  1. Delicious curry. Love that puri too.

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  2. I am a die hard fan of chole bhature...looks tempting...

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  3. One of my favourite Indian dishes along with mutter paneer.

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  4. One of my favourite Indian dishes along with mutter paneer.

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  5. Quick and yummy chole, love with rotis.

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  6. Nice step by step Chana masala recipe.Love it.

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  7. delicious!! loved the recipe without onion...

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  8. Dear Aarthi,

    I m a regular visitor of your site. I ve tried many of ur receipes. Most of them have come out very well. Can u please clear me oh how to keep the puri puffed as seen in hotels. I ve tried many ways of adding sugar, baking powder ,etc. but all in vein. can u suggest some method.

    Regards

    Teena

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  9. @AnonymousI have recipe for puffed poori..U can check it here

    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2012/05/perfectly-puffed-poori-poori-puri-deep.html

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  10. WOW! If you use canned channa, making this curry is a blast. I came home from a long journey on Saturday, tired and hungry and craving hot curry. I threw everything together and in under 20 minutes I had a steaming bowl in front of me. I didn't have any fresh veggies, so I used canned channa and canned tomato puree. This recipe is a lifesaver, thanks for posting :D

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  11. i had absolutely no clue about cooking.bt then i accidently visited this site.I have tried out many of the recipes from your site maam.If i want to cook something,the first thing i do is check in this site :). Trust me my confidence level about cooking has increased a lot :) Have no clue what i would have done without this site :P . Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes.

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  12. had absolutely no clue about cooking.I have tried out many of the recipes from your site .If i want to cook something,the first thing i do is check in this site :). Trust me my confidence level about cooking has increased a lot :) Have no clue what i would have done without this site :P . Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes.

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  13. looks delicious.....there are too many recipes...is there a battura recipe too...can you point me where to look...

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  14. @AMBKcheck this link
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/search/label/Bhatura

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