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Chole for Bathura (Channa Masala)

Chole or Channa Masala what ever we could call. Channa is also called as Bengal Gram or Chickpeas. This recipegoes well with to Batura or Poori.

Did you know this ! : Chickpeas are good source of protein and dietary fiber therefore healthy source of carbohydrates for persons with insulin sensitivity or Diabetes. Importantly they are low in fat.
Ingredients :

  • White Chickpeas : 1 cup (approx 200gms)
  • Onions : 1 No
  • Tomatoes : 1 No.
  • Ginger Garlic paste : 1 tbsp
  • Green Chillies : 2 Nos.
  • Cumin Seeds : half tsp
  • Turmeric powder : half tsp
  • Channa Masala pwdr : 1 tbsp
  • Coriander pwder : 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli pwdr : 1 tsp
  • Cardamom, Cloves, Cinnamones, Bay Leaf (Whole Garam Masala) 
  • Oil : 2 tbsp 
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves 3 strings
Method of preparation
  • Soak dry chickpeas (channa) over night and cook it adding enough water and a little salt. 
  • If you are using tinned cooked chickpeas, then skip above.  
  • Heat 1 to 2 tbl spoons of oil in a wide non-stick pan add whole garam masala and add cumin seeds, once they splutter add chopped onions. 
  • As the onions get fried, add turmeric, salt and ginger garlic paste. Fry it for half a min or so add tomatoes till it gets mushy. 
  • Add the chopped green chillies, red chilli powder, coriander powder and channa masala powder .  
  • A add the chickpeas along with the water in which the chickpeas was cooked. Ensure that you cook the chickpeas is cooked soft enough before adding. Boil this for 3 to 4 min while the gravy becomes a little thicker. Garnish with Coriander leaves. Serve with Batura or Poori or Chappati
Note : Channa masala is made with white chick peas. 
Variations : You can squeeze in a few drops of lime juice while garnishing for enriched taste. 

11 comments:

viji said... November 15, 2008 at 9:56 AM  

looking nice...

Divya Kudua said... November 15, 2008 at 10:01 AM  

That plate looks tempting..;-)..I love chole-batura..but usually make chole as a side-dish to rotis..great entry!!

Madhu said... November 15, 2008 at 10:07 AM  

Chole and batura, yummy.

Bhawana said... November 15, 2008 at 10:16 AM  

yahhhhhoooooooooooo bhatura pehle ab chole.. now a complete meal chole-bhature:). delicious.

n33ma said... November 15, 2008 at 7:36 PM  

Hi,thanks for visiting my blog....your blog is good I like the versatility of topics,recipes,tips etc. Loved the Achari Gosh.

rekhas kitchen said... November 15, 2008 at 11:02 PM  

that plate is so inviting mouth watering combo nice entry dear

rekhas kitchen said... November 15, 2008 at 11:04 PM  

Roochi your template is so beautiful yaar and I love that your sweet boondi one of my fav.looks so perfect

G.Pavani said... November 16, 2008 at 12:46 AM  

ooh.. it looks yummy..today we made it

Priya said... November 16, 2008 at 1:06 AM  

Yummy chole..check my blog, i have something for u..http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/11/360-foodie-award-n-yumyum-blog-award.html

Roochi said... November 16, 2008 at 10:02 AM  

Thanks to you all for your feedback / comments.

Medhaa said... November 18, 2008 at 1:51 PM  

Yumm, Burp...

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