Saturday, 30 March 2013

Chana Masala/Chana in North Indian Gravy

       I have always disliked veg dishes.But now I am forced to have veg dishes coz my ayurveda doc has insisted me to stay away from all non veg items.....sighhhhh!!! It has been about one month that I haven't looked at non veg dishes.Have to wait till May 4th to begin my appetite of non veg dishes.
      Anyways I won't keep you veggy all these days :-).Today I am going to post Chana in north Indian gravy.I remember those days when I used to hate chana.But since I have no option now,I have started liking veg dishes ;-p.
     This is not a Kerala style chana curry but a north Indian style.


Serves 4;Soaking time:8 hrs,Preparation Time:10 Minutes;Cooking time:20 Minutes

1 Cup Chana/Kabuli Chana(velutha kadala)
1 1/2 Onion Diced
1 Onion cut into chunks
1 Tomato+1 Tomato
2 Green Chilli
4 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Inch Ginger
Few Sprigs Cilantro(Coriander Leaves)
Few Sprigs Mint Leaves
1/2 Tspn Cumin Seeds
1/2 Tblspn Chilli Powder
1/4 Tspn Coriander Powder
2 Pinches Garam Masala Powder
Salt to taste
1 Tblspn Oil


  1. First soak chana in water for 8 hours.Or you can also soak it in hot water for 2 hours.Then boil it with some water and salt.Let it get cooked until very soft.
  2. By the time heat another pan and add oil to it.Put the diced onions and salt and saute till golden brown.
  3. Grind the onion chunks,1 tomato,green chillies,garlic,ginger,mint leaves,cilantro and cumin to a fine paste.
  4. Then add the paste to the fried onions and saute till it gets cooked ie for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add in the chilli powder and the cooked chana with the stock water.
  6. Let it boil for another 5 minutes with the lid on.
  7. Then grind the other tomato and add to it.
  8. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Finally add garam masala and remove from flame.
  10. Sprinkle some cilantro and serve hot with batura,naan,chappati,velleppam...


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  3. Nice recipe..thanks for stopping by in my blog! Happy blogging! :)

  4. Thanks for visiting my space...Chickpea curry looks delicious...

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