Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Simple Chana Fry (Serves 5)


Few ingredients can match the versatility of chana in the creation of dishes that range from just boiled chana to sophisticated mughalai recipes. The following is a simple recipe that make use of minimum ingredients and is a regular guest on our dinner table especially on those lazy days...

Chana/white garbanzo beans 2 cups
Red onions 1 big, sliced
Eastern brand chicken masala 2 tsp + 2 TBSP
Ginger 1 tsp, chopped
Garlic 1 tsp, chopped
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Dry red chilly 2-3 nos
Salt as needed
Coriander leaves a handful, chopped
Oil 2 TBSP

Preparation

Soak the chana for atleast 6 hours. Pressure cook the soaked chana with salt and 2 tsp chicken masala till 4-5 whistles. Let the pressure release by itself. Strain the chana using a colander and save the masala water for later use in cooking.

Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds followed by red chilly. Add the ginger and garlic and fry for 2 minutes. Now add in the thinly sliced onions. Saute till golden brown. Mix the 2 TBSP chicken masala with masala water(saved earlier) and add to the onions. Fry till raw smell goes off. Add the chana and roast this well to a dry consistency. Add the coriander leaves and keep covered until you are ready to serve. Serve hot with chappathi, aloo paratta or even curd rice.


Tips

The chana should be well cooked and also should not easily be mashed while roasting
Sometimes, depending on the brand of chana you use, cooking time may vary, If not cooked to a soft texture, pressure cook for 2 more whistles

Recipe courtsey: Chithu (Shyamlu's friend). Thank you so much chithu for this wonderful dish...

27 comments :

  1. Wow Looks yummy! Pass it on to me

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  2. Hello Ladies, here to taste some Kerala food in my Kitchen. You guys are doing a great job with all ur combined effort. Channa fry looks tasty !! drop @ http://sashirecipes.com when you'll find sometime.

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  3. Simple yet looks fabulous, can I have some please...

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  4. kandittu kothi sahikan vayya.adipoli pic.....

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  5. simple but looks so spicy and tastyyy...kothivarunnu...:)

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  6. My all time fav dish...Luv this with curd and rice...Beautiful and neat clicks...

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  7. yummy........delisious.......give me some

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  8. I'll try this recipe... i love channa...;

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  9. Awesome pic as usual :) I have a similar recipe in my drafts..

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  10. Hi KS,
    I make chana in a totally different way...liked the use of chicken masala..seems to elevate the taste altogether :)
    good one
    TC

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  11. Slurpp, thats a tempting channa fry, looks spicy and prefect with rotis..

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  12. Lovely Channa Masala. My favorite too!

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  13. chilly....hot.... recipe!!!!!!i love it....

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  14. Beautiufl pic...Looks sooo yummy!!!!

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  15. scrumptious..chana is an all time fav of mine.awesome clicks girls :-)

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  16. Any thing with chana becomes a comforting food on the lazy days and an exotic dish in the party menu. Isn't it so versatile. Channa fry looks delicious and like the idea of using aromatic Eastern Masala

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  17. wow..love ot have with chappathi and this itself to be eaten alone itself so tempting :)

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  18. wow..this looks soo delicious..sherikum adipoli..nice click

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  19. yeahhhhh...beautiful snaps...instead of Eastern chicken masala i use channa masala powder and usually adds one tomato too...

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  20. beautiful snap :) nd really tempting... adukkalayil ninnu manam ingu keralathilottadikkunnundu.. :)

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  21. wow..looking spicy n delicious.....

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  22. hmm looks delicious.Nice click...
    following you.

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  23. The name Kairali sisters is what brought me here while blog hopping. Nice blog. The channa looks simple to make and delicious.

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  24. Beautiful clicks! If only I could grab some from my screen:)

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