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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Black Chana masala (Black gram curry)

Here is the simple and quick recipe for black gram curry which is full of protein and tastes best with pooris.pooris are the ideal combo for this but we can have it with chapati or parotta too.In my house we use to cook this for the Ramnavmi with pooris and sooji halwa as prasad but at that time I avoid the use of onion in the recipe.
This recipe is a hit in my house as our weekend brunch with pooris too sometimes.

Ingredients :

Black Channa - 1 cup (soaked for 5-6 hours /overnight)

Cloves - 1-2

Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Chilli powder - 2 tsp

 cumin seeds -1 tbsp

Garam masla powder/Channa masala powder -1 tbsp

Onion - 1 medium sized in to paste

Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp

Tomato puree - 1/2 cup

Curry leaves - few

Oil - 1 tbsp

Lemon - 1/2 small size  or dry mango powder 1/2 tsp

 salt to taste

coriender leaves for garnishing


1-Boil channa with a pinch of turmeric powder  and salt  keep aside.

2-In a kadai, add oil and temper cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 add onion, tomato, curry leaves and fry well till onions turn light brown.

3-Add boiled channa, chilli powder, channa masala/garam masala powder and mix well.

4-Add water as needed to form the desired gravy.

5- Add dry mango powder or lemon juice before serving.

6- Garnish it with coriender leaves.


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Alisa@Foodista said...

I cant wait to try this one.Hope you can share the recipe soon!