Channa masala - Simple Homestyle | How to make Channa masala - Simple Homestyle

By Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan  |  7th Jul 2017  |  
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About Channa masala - Simple Homestyle Recipe

This channa masala is a simple home style dish. My mother often used to prepare this channa masala in my childhood days.There is no need for channa masala powder, amchur powder, tea powder or dried pomegranate seeds powder, just simple garam masala powder is enough for the dish.

Channa masala - Simple Homestyle is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Channa masala - Simple Homestyle by Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Channa masala - Simple Homestyle at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Channa masala - Simple Homestyle takes 20 minutes for the preparation and 40 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Channa masala - Simple Homestyle is a good option for you. The flavour of Channa masala - Simple Homestyle is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Channa masala - Simple Homestyle on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Channa masala - Simple Homestyle recipe on the page below.

Channa masala - Simple Homestyle

Ingredients to make Channa masala - Simple Homestyle

  • 1 cup (200grams) chickpeas
  • 1 (thinly sliced) onion
  • 1 (slit lengthwise) green chilly
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind
  • 1.5 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon jaggery
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste
  • For onion tomato paste
  • onions
  • tomatoes
  • garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 6 dried red chilly or 2 teaspoon chilly powder

How to make Channa masala - Simple Homestyle

  1. Wash the chickpeas in cold water for 3 to 5 times and soak in 4 cups of water for 8 hours. Then pressure cook the chickpeas with 1 cup of water for 10 whistles and allow the pressure to release naturally.
  2. Take a big mixer jar, add the red chillies, garlic cloves, chopped ginger, coriander seeds and onions. Grind them and add the chopped tomatoes. 
  3. Grind it to a smooth fine paste. (No need to add any water). The paste will be in deep red colour.
  4. Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the juice thickly. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add sliced onions and saute till onions turn translucent.
  5. Add the masala paste and saute them on low flame for 10 minutes. When the oil starts to leave the sides of the masala add the tamarind extract, turmeric powder and slit green chilly.
  6. Add the cooked chickpeas.Stir well. Add the required salt and 1 cup of the boiled water in which the chickpeas were cooked. Add 1.5 tablespoon garam masala powder and bring it to a low boil.
  7. After 5 minutes, stir to coat evenly with the chickpeas and let the masala simmer for 15 to 20 minutes on a low flame. Keep on stirring in between.
  8. Finally, add the powdered jaggery and cook till you get the consistency you prefer. It should be medium thick. Now this is the time to adjust your seasonings. Taste and add if anything was missed. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti, batura or jeera rice along with sliced onions and lemon.

Reviews for Channa masala - Simple Homestyle (2)

Gargi Gulatia year ago


Amrisha Vohraa year ago

my favourite!

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