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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Channa Masala in Peanut Spicy Sauce

Yesterday I did this Channa Masala for Chapati - with a little twist in its taste and it was almost finished within mins.Try this recipe at home and see how some untouchable Gravies can be made a popular with a twist in its preparation.This needs little more than 15 mins cooking time.Enjoy ur Cooking!.Bon Appetit!.

Channa Masala in peanut Spicy Sauce


    60 gms white Chickpeas -soaked for 2 hours and 3/4th cooked with required water(upto 3 whistles)
    1/2 cup finely chopped onions
    1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
    2 tbsp roasted and peeled peanuts(groundnuts)
    1 garlic clove
    1 cm size ginger piece
    1/2 tsp fennel seeds
    1 tsp channa masala powder
    3/4 tsp salt
    1 tsp crushed jaggery or sugar
    1/2 tsp lemon juice
    1 tbsp refined oil
    few coriander leaves
    3/4 cup water


    1.Grind the roasted peanuts,ginger,garlic and saunf seeds together in a mixer-grinder.keep this aside.
    2.Heat oil in a non-stick pan,saute the chopped onions and chopped tomatoes for 2 mins.
    3.Add the ground peanut masala and channa masala powder.Stir-cook for 3-4 mins.
    4.Add 3/4 cup of water,3/4th cooked chickpeas and needed salt and cook for 6-8 mins till it becomes semi-dry or till oil separates on top.
    5.Add the crushed jaggery or sugar and stir it for 20 secs.Turn off the flame.
    6. Garnish with chopped coriander and sprinkle lemon juice.
    7.Serve it hot with Bread or Indian Breads or Curd Rice or Plain rice .

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