Channa Masala

Channa Masala

Serving Size: 4

For the Masala Paste:
1 tomato chopped
3 garlic cloves crushed
a small ginger root
5 shallots
1tsp chillie powder
1tbsp channa masala powder
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1/4tsp garam masala
2tbsp tamarind juice
1tbsp coconut powder
3 dried chillies
some chopped mint and coriander leaves

Pulsed all the ingredient into a fine paste and keep aside

2 cups boiled channa
1 red onion chopped
1 tomato
1tsp chillies flakes
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
Whole spice like cardamon,cloves,cinnamon and bay leaf
chopped coriander leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Methods:

First finely chopped the tomato and then add the chillie flakes and a little salt and mash them finely using the back of the knife. Heat a skillet on medium flame and splutter all seasoning ingredients and the whole spices followed by the chopped onions and minced tomatoes. Saute them till the onions turned brown and add the pulsed paste. Take half the boiled channa and make a paste and add to the skillet-saute till the raw smell are removed fro the paste. Finally add the remaining boiled channa and mix well. Adjust the taste of salt and spice..if needed add. Remove from flame and transfer to a serving bowl garinshed with chopped coriander leaves.