Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Channa masala

My brother always tells me his friend's mom is a great cook, she cooks so many varieties for hs friend and packs for lunch. My bro said tat guy s too proud of his mom n makes others envy for her cooking. So i decided to get her number n talk to her. She was also showing off initially..but I got my job done. She gave me this idea of making gravies in cooker as its time saving , uses less oil and tasty too. From then i follow her recipe for cooking in the mornings. Channa can be replaced by vegetables, paneer, peas / cauliflower. Here goes the recipe:
To Grind:
Onion - 4
Tomato - 2
Cashewnuts - 5
Fresh Ginger - 2/3 pieces
Fresh Garlic - 5
Cloves(optional) - 2
Cardamom(optional) - 1
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 1
Red Chilli - 1
Kasoori methi(optional,mandatory ingredient for panneer butter masala) - few leaves

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp (according to taste)
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Oil - 2 tsp
Channa - 1 cup(Boiled)
Coriander leaves(for garnishing)

* Grind all the items under To Grind section nicely.
* Heat oil in a pressure pan.
* Add turmeric powder.
* After 2 min, add the mixture, thereby adding the powders except turmeric.
* Add channa to the gravy and close the cooker.
* Let 3 whistles after placing weight.
* Open the pan and garnish with coriander leaves.
* Channa masala is ready.


easycrafts said...

Nice recipe...I guess all of us have our own version

Kalai said...

quick and easy, Ramya! Nice one! :)

kumar.s.r said...

Welcome Hunger'la - COOK'u
Just Like That'la - BOOK'u
Live-With-Music 'la summa oru LOOK'u .
Pudhu post irukkaannu vandhu paakkura naan oru MAKKU .
Come out of the kitchen .
We are waiting at Live-With-Music !
Start performing !

Ramya harish said...

EC, thank u:)
Kalai, thank u so much:)
Kumar..:) enna TR madri kalakureenga.. tat was a nice one.. enna panradhu.. COOKu, BOOK u kellam dhan time irukku.. paatu na dedicated a okkandha dhan mudiyum.. i too want to desparately post atleast one song per week.. mudilaye..

Ramya harish said...

kumar, but am trying my best to post new songs.. innum eduvum complete aagala..

kumar.s.r said...

Hi Geetha ,

LIVE-WITH-MUSIC 'la - Kaettu Rasikkalaam ...
JUST LIKE THAT 'la - Padichu Magizhalaam ...
WELCOME HUNGER 'la - Recipe'ya Rasikkalaam aanaa RUSIKKA mudiyaadhu ...

i&my music said...

Recipe ya neengalo unga wife o senju paathu rusichu saapidunga:)