Monday, February 14, 2011

Channa Masala-Chole Masala-How to prepare Channa masala

Channa masala or Chole masala is a classic Indian Vegetarian dish prepared with Kabuli channa (garbanzo beans ).It is a fantastic side dish for chapati and pooris.It is my family's favorite. Today let us see how to make this simple Channa Masala recipe-(Kabuli Channa)-Chole masala following this easy recipe.

Channa masala

Channa masala-Kabuli Channa Masala Recipe-Chole masala

Channa masala

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves:3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineNorth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Channa (white)/Kondai kadalai - 1 cup
   Onion - 2
   Tomato - 2 big and juicy ones
   Green chilli - 1
   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Garlic - 3
   Salt as required

   Spice Powder

   Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
   Chilli Powder -1 tsp
   Coriander Powder -2 tsp
   Channa masala Powder -1 tsp (available ready made)

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tbsp
   Cumin Seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp
   Bay leaf - 1



Preparation

Soak channa overnight and pressure cook channa with a little salt for 4-5 whistles. Channa should be soft.

Grind ginger, garlic, green chilli and onion to a fine paste. Keep it aside.

Puree tomatoes in a blender and keep it aside.(you can even blanch tomatoes)

How to prepare channa masala-Chole masala
Method

1.Heat oil /butter in a pan, add jeera seeds and bay leaf.

2.When cumin seeds/jeera splutters, add the ground onion paste and saute till it turns brown stirring continuously.

3.Then add tomato puree, all the spice powder, salt needed and cook stirring continuously till oil separates.(see picture above)

4.Then add the cooked channa, 1/4 cup of water and cook for a few minutes on medium flame until everything gets blended well with the masala.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with poori or chapati or even pulao.

Do not miss my most popular Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.


60 comments:

  1. Even I prepare it this same way, and I love this with Pulav, goes great with it !

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  2. The gravy looks rich & yumm!!! My mouth is watering as i stare at the pic...;)
    Prathima Rao
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  3. My favourite dish for chapati ... looks very yummy
    Reva

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  4. Chana Masala is our all time favourite too. But, I dont usually grind the items. Shall try your version too next time :-) should be definitely more flavourful...

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  5. Poori and Channa.... Cannot beat that... N yours look really good... I like it when there is lot of gravy...

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  6. that's an awesome dish!!!!!luv the pic...yummmm....!!!!

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  7. Wow..the classic chole looks tangy n yummy:-)

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  8. yummy masala...love it with rice or rotis

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  9. Channa Masala is one of my fav dish to prepare when I am having together at home...that looks delicious..love that little catepillar on the serving dish..so cute..

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  10. nice version of channa masala. cute bowl also

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  11. Looks fabulous & it is so easy to make too!

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  13. I usually prepare chana masala this way...grinding ingredients make the dish very refined.

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  15. my younger daughter favourite one. always she ask to prepare this only as side dish for chappati

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  16. Wow! makes a gr8 combo with Poori or bathura...

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  17. Soooooo creamy n delicious channa masala...

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  18. Very yummy! I love your masala and your tips! Great job

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  19. love it a lot....
    looks yummy dear!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Yummy channa masala,great for chapatis.

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  21. Hi Padhu.. chole is one of my fav and u rs looks yummy...

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  22. WOW!!! what yummy looking channa masala padhu. Just loved the recipe :)

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  23. This is my favourite, thank you for this clear instructions.

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  24. Perfect pictorial.. love that caterpillar... looks so cute

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  25. I too prepare in the same way nice looks colorful....and lovely caterpillar very cute nice combo with puri and pulkas.

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  26. chana masala looks delicious and yummy.

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  27. Yummy and truly tempting channa masala,my favourite anytime.

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  28. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது....

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  29. all time fav and one of best of indian cuisine love! Looks great!

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  30. Chole looks delicious.Loved the caterpillar too.

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  31. Omg, channa masala makes me hungry..Soo tempting!

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  32. wow..that looks so yummyy..very nice recipe..

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  33. I love channa masala with rice as well as rotis....Lovely pics....very inviting!

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  34. Yummy chole, loved the presentation, Padhu..My recipe is also somewhat similar to this one. Love it with batura..

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  35. Delicious channa masala.flavorful dish..my all time fav

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  36. yummy gravy.........thnkz for the step by step procedure,,,,,,,,,

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  37. one of my fav too,love to have this with puri...so yummy combo

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  38. oh wow..thats my fav.looks so yummy.. nice presentation.

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  39. Chole masala,,looks absolutely a delicious one,my favourite too..

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  40. Very delicious... Will go very well with puris or parathas!!

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  41. The great channa masala tamed and presented so lucidly,Padhu you are great.

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  42. Hmmm.... very inviting! Picture is too good...

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  44. Classic recipe..love to have it with batura.

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  45. my all time fav!!nice presentation!!

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  46. comforting and delicious channa..looks perfect

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  47. one of my favourite side dish...nice pictorial presentation.

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  48. i love it...amma prepares it nice... and aalo poha with chana is my favorite. :)

    Your version looks delicious

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  49. Its my husband's all time fav.dish for chapatti.... nice presentation..... by Sujee Nanda

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  50. I like this too much... If I start to eat it.. I never stop..... thanks to give some more ideas to make this perfect...

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  51. It was awesome I am tam brahmin living in US as bachelor.....tried just now for my dinner...amazing

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  52. ur recipes r awesome,i tried paneer butter masala...it came out nice..

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  53. Hi,I tried lot of recipes from your blog.It came out really nice.But When I tried this recipe, it came out little bitter.I don't know why? Can u please tell me why?

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  54. There is hardly any chance for this recipe to go wrongor turn out bitter. I think your channa is old stock.

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    1. I have tried this recipe 2 times in the past. It was easy and it came out really well. Just don't why this time it got bitter. Before adding the channa itself, the gravy was bitter :-( Any advise please?

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  55. Hiii......

    i prepared first time it was so good and yummy also thanks padhu.....

    Regards
    Rashmi

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  56. Super &nice to see ur gravy colour tecture.

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  57. Im trying out most of ur recipes one by one and everything comes out really well... Channa masala was really yummy .. my hubby praised me n he loved it.. Thank u Padhu..

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  58. may I know 1 cup measurement in grams ??number of person for serving ???

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