Monday, April 11, 2011

Cholay / Chana Masala / Indian Chick Pea Curry



Ingredients :
1 can chickpeas
1 small sized onion - thinly sliced
1 medium sized tomato - finely chopped
1 tsp Ginger / Garlic paste
Half tsp turmeric powder
Half tsp red chilli powder
Half tsp zeera (cumin seeds) powder
Half tsp dhaniya (coriander seeds) powder
1 tsp Chana masala powder
Half tsp mustard seeds
Half tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 green chillies slit vertically
Salt to taste

Method :
In a non-stick pan on medium heat , fry the onions in half cup oil until they turn translucent pink. In the meantime add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and fry for about 2 minutes.  Now add the ginger/garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli, cumin and coriander powder, chana masala powder and saute for about 2 minutes. Then add the chopped tomatoes and fry until the water starts to separates. Add the canned chickpeas and mix well making sure the masala coats well ! Now add the green chillies, lemon juice and salt. Simmer for another 5 minutes on low heat !
Garnish with finely chopped onions, tomatoes and coriander leaves. Serve with piping hot tea :)


11 comments:

  1. I love chana masala! Do you think I could find Chana masala powder at a market in the US?

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  2. Yes you can find it at any Indian grocery store ! The best chana masala powder is 'Shaan' or 'MDH' :)

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  3. This masala sounds so delicious!

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  4. Sounds delicious...I'm liking my first visit here. I'll be back when I have more time...

    Thanks for sharing...

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  5. MMMM, your Indian food cooking talents seem fantasic! xxxx

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  6. first time here and nice space. This recipe is an all time fav. looks yum

    do visit my space when time permits.

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