August 13, 2008


Channa is a favourite food for everyone be it in any form.We all make the regular channa for baturas which is of regular taste.This recipe is a little different in taste which I learnt from my aunt.Now this has become a favourite side dish in my house

Kabuli channa-1 cup
Chilli powder-2 tsp
Coriander powder-4 tsp
Jeera powder-2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp for seasoning
Kasturi methi-1tsp dried
Salt-to taste
Oil- as required
Coriander leaves-to garnish

Soak channa overnight and pressure cook with a tea bag/2tsp tea tied in a muslin cloth
Cut onions,grind the tomatoes
Heat oil in pan add the cumin seeds,allow to splutter and add the cut onions,saute
To this add the tomato puree followed by all the powders and saute well
Remove the tea bag from the cooked channa and add the channa after draining the water
Finally add kasturi methi
Saute well till dry and serve garnished with coriander leaves with batura/rotis/rice/sandwich
If you need it to be as a gravy add the water used for cooking channa as required

My final entry for Srivall's CURRY MELA

This also goes to FOOD IN COLOUR-RED EVENT hosted by Sunshine Mom


Nithu said...

Channa stir fry looks so good. I heard that channa cooked with tea bags gives a colour. Channa looks so good.

Vanamala said...

Will try .... nice snack

sunshinemom said...

Renuka, thanks for the yummy entry! Chole in any form is a favourite, and this one goes really well with bread toast:)