Feb 29, 2012

Potato Channa Masala


Ingredients needed :
  • White Chick peas - 2 cups
  • Potato 
  • Onion  - 2
  • Tomato - 1
  • Cardomon - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Fennel seeds - little 
  • Salt
  • Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp.
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch 
  • Lemon juice 
  • Oil
  • Corriander leaves
To grind : 
  • Ginger - little piece
  • Cashews - 5
  • Coconut  - little
  • Whole Dhaniya (Corriander seeds ) - 2 tsp.
  • Cloves - 2
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp.
  • Khus khus / Poppy seed - little
  • Dried red chilli  - 2 
  • Onion - 1/2
  • Tomato - 1
  • Garlic Clove  - 1
Method :



           Soak chickpea overnight and pressure cook till done (add little salt to it) Chop onions, tomatoes, grate coconut, chop the potatoes and keep it immersed in  water .

Take a small bowl add little water and add all the given ingredients listed in  to grind list and soak it for few mins. expect Onion , garlic & Tomato .Heat a saucepan and add little water and add the chopped potatoes + little salt and allow it to cook well (make sure it is not over done ) .
Heat a kadai add a tsp. of oil and 1/2 roughly chopped onions + 1 garlic clove + little salt  and fry it for few mins. then add 1 roughly chopped tomato and fry it few secs. Take a blender and add the fried onion + tomato + garlic and soaked ingredients and make it into fine paste .

Heat a kadai again and add  2 tsp. of oil and add fennel seeds + cardamon + cloves + chopped onions + tomatoes + little salt + chilli powder + garam masala powder + turmeric powder  and fry it for few mins. then add the grinded paste and cook it for few mins. 
To this add the cooked potatoes + boiled chickpeas + lemon juice  if needed add little water and allow it to cook well till done and garnish with coriander leaves...goes well with chapathi .

      8 comments:

      1. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..

        Aarthi
        http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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      2. This chana masala looks so yummy!

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      3. its look mouthwatering. i lie addition of potatoes.

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      4. sounds good. simple too. will try sometime :0

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      5. Delicious, like the freshly ground masala, first time here Kavitha, you have one happy follower here..

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