Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Channa Masala

Kabuli Channa ( whole chick pea) - 200 gms
Jeera (cummin seeds) - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 ( slice, brown and grind to paste)
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Tomato - 1 small ( chop)
Channa Masala - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Green chillies - 1
Red chillie powder - to taste
Ginger - 1/2 " piece julliene finely
Lime juice - to taste
Salt - to taste
Ghee/oil - 3 tbsp
( Instead of the onion paste and chopped tomatoes I used a readymade paste - Maggi Bhuna Masala )-

Soak the channa overnight.
The next day pressure cook it with a tea bag ( this gives it the rich black colour) * useful tip from my sister-in-law, and a green chilli till soft.

In a wok, heat the oil/ghee. 
Add the cummin.
And the onion paste, the ginger garlic paste and sauté awhile.
Add the chopped tomatoes now.
Sauté further.
Add the channa masala, fry the masala for some time
Add the boiled channa, salt, chillie powder
Simmer for about 5-8 minutes.
Add garam masala.

Remove, garnish with corriander leaves, sliced onion, julienned ginger
Squeeze lime juice into the channa and serve with rotis, nan, batura.
Or even eat it plain.


  1. Yum yum channa masala my all time can visit my blog and give ur comments.

  2. It has been a while since I've been visiting my dear friends in blogdom....but I can see you have been cooking delicious foods just like always. This looks particularly good!

  3. A classic dish! I should go looking for that readymade paste, very convenient! Thanks for the tip!

  4. looks delicious and would be perfect with puri...

  5. Channa masala looks yummy!New to your space .Do drop by
    when time permits

  6. Oh that Maggi Bhuna Masala looks ineresting! I can't find it over here. Must be very tasty!

  7. First time here...

    Channa masala looks delicious!!!

    Check my space when u find time :-)


  8. I loved this recipe.. first time here.. nice blog!!

  9. wow !! looks really delicious! Nice click!

  10. If u use maggi bhuna masala (for gravy dishes) instead of maggi bhuna masala (for vegetable and dal)...then u need not even chop n peel garlic n ginger. Some more time saving. :-)


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