Monday, October 1, 2012

Less oil channa masala



  This channa masala is easy to make and with only a teaspoon of oil. It is healthy as we used little oil.
I will always make this channa masala as I am health conscious. It  is simple to cook within minutes if we had pre soaked channa dhal.
 Chickpea are a good source of manganese. It has a useful amount of iron , folate and vitamin E.
Requirements :
Garbazeno beans – 2 cup
Onion – 1
 Tomato – 3
Ginger – 1’’ piece
Garlic – 5 cloves
Cinnamon – 2’’ piece
Cloves – 2
Cardamom – 1
Cumin – ½ tsp
Dry chilly – 6
Oil – 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method :
 Soak the garbazeno beans for 10 hours and pressure cook.
Heat oil in a pan , add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
 Add  chopped onion and sauté well.
Add cardamom , cinnamon and cloves .
Add ginger  , garlic and mix well.
Add dry chilly and tomatoes. Sauté well till fully mashed.
Cool this masala and grind into a fine paste.
Add this grounded masala to the same pan and allow to cook with a cup of water.
Add cooked channa and required salt.
Cook for five minutes.
Garnish with chopped onion and coriander leaves.
Serve with roti or poori.

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