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
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
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.
|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|
|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|
|mix well and serve|
|Enjoy this with hot paratha or rice|
|or with some puffed battura..|