Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Channa Masala- Chole - Spicy Garbanzo Beans

Channa Masala- Chole - Spicy Garbanzo Beans

Just came back and settling in after a fabulous cruise vacation to Mexico totally relaxed and rejuvenated.
With parents visiting me it feels amazing coming home from work to parents and sitting down with a cup of tea and catching up on stuff. Have been eating mom made stuff and some of those taste no matter how hard I try can never come close to mom's. Truly enjoying my summer and kids are having a blast with their grandparents.

Today's recipe is one of India's staple sabji/curry. Hearty and tasty goes excellent with roti's/poories.

1 cup of garbanzo beans soaken overnight/ 2 canned garbanzo beans
2 medium size Potatoes ,peeled and cubed
1 big tomato cut into small cubes
2 red onions sliced thinly
2 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
1 tbsp pepper
1 Tbsp Red chilli powder
2 tbsp Channa Masala ( I used MDH Channa masala)
1 tbsp amchur powder (dried mango powder) optional
1 tbsp Turmeric (Haldi)
Juice of 1 lemon

1.Pressure cook soaked beans and potato add salt and tumeric/haldi.
2. In a separate pan add 2 tbsp oil , add tumeric and ginger garlic paste add onions and fry till onions turn translucent
3. Now add tomatoes , channa masala powder ,amchur powder, red chilli powder and pepper
4. Add boiled garbanzo beans ,keep aside a small cup of boiled beans
5. Grind the small cup of beans into a fine paste
6. Add the above paste to the rest of channa and allow to cook for few minutes add water if channa seems to thick
7. Allow to cook covered for about 6-8 minutes till channa soaks up all the masala flavors
7. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and garnish with coriander

Serve hot with Poori's/Roti. This is a favorite at home.
On a personal note kids have been painting during their break and below are the two stone painting created during the last  few weeks at home.
 Turtle by my 9 year old
Nemo by my 7 year old

 I wish I could go back in time and relive my summer vacation those days filled with noting but play and fun. Happy summer everyone  !!


Sharmilee! :) said...

Turtle and the newmo looks soo god and the channa masala looks super yum, beautiful clicks

Sreelu said...

Thank you so much Shamilee !!

kitchen queen said...

delicious and tempting cholay

quaintkal said...

absolutely delighted with the simple recipe for chole and the dash of creativity (the pictures) accompanying it :)
love what your kiddos have done here. it's beautiful! and now i want to do the same too :))

Queen said...

Vow...Paintings look soo good. Any chance that Attha can get a similar stone?..:)

Sreelu said...

anything for atta and ma bujji alludu.

dwidlebug said...

I must say your kid is very creative and good recipe as well!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

One of my favorite dishes when we eat out at Indian restaurants -- simple and so satisfying. Thanks for sharing ur recipe!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Hey dear first time here..but I think I know u ...u hv a bful blog with stunning pics..wonder how I missed it...
Anyways would love to hear a word from u too...
this looks delicious ..any leftovers pls.?..Yummo
Following u..
Ur kids r indeed very wishes...

Crista said...

yum! i love the recipe!!

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