Monday, September 22, 2014


Chana masala with coconut .. try it !
A delicious chana preparation with South Indian flavours. 

Chana / chickpeas ...  1 cup
Onion .....    1 
Potato .... 1 large or 2 small
Coconut ... 1/2 cup 
Green chillies ... 1-2
Ginger paste.... 1 tsp
Garlic paste .... 2 tsps
Curry leaves ... few
Coriander leaves .. handful
Cashew nuts ..  few
Cinnamon stick ... 1 piece
Bay leaf ......... 1-2
Cumin seeds ... 1 tbsp
Saunf / aniseeds .. 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds ... 1/2 tsp
Sour curd ... 2-3 tbsps
Coriander powder .. 2 tsps
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp
Salt .. to taste
Oil ... 3 - 4 tbsps

1. Soak the chana overnight. Boil it and set aside. Save the water for the gravy.
2. Boil the potato and cut into cubes.
3. Grind together coconut, cashewnuts, green chillies, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds and saunf adding a little water.
4. In a pan heat oil and add the cinnamon and bay leaf. When you get the aroma of the spices, tip in the finely chopped onion and saute until golden brown.
5. Now add the ground masala paste and saute for a few minutes. 
6. Add the salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder.
7. when The masala paste is cooked tip in the boiled chana and potato chunks. Add one cup water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
8. Finally stir in the beaten yogurt. Garnish with coriander leaves.

This can be served with practically everything ... rotis / puris / dosas / appams /rice / pulao.

The recipe is adapted from " You Too Can Cook " with some changes to suit my palate.

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  1. This is a unique preparation indeed,lovely props you have used to shoot this delectable gravy

    1. Thanks Harini.. the props are traditional Brazilian.

  2. wow...this is pretty nice:) Will surely this soon:)
    do look at my blog:)

  3. Love channa Masala:-) looks yum

  4. Such a different version of chana masala :-)

  5. Channa kuruma looks yummy .Thanks for linking it to "first anniversary event"

  6. Chana Masala looks superb.. Yummy to have with chapathis..


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