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Thursday 15 September 2022

A Masala Channa Recipe

 A Masala Channa Recipe

About a Masala Channa: Gunjan Goela cooks mouth-watering a masala channas topped with tadka aloo. It is a easy and quick recipe and also gluten free recipe. Pair this with garlic naan or any other Indian bread.

Ingredients of Masala Channa

For a masala channa:

1 litre jug of water

400 gms channa

3 tsp tea leaves

4 bay leaves

5 black cardamoms

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp cumin powder

1 1/2 tsp kachari powder

2 tsp fennel powder

5 tsp anardana powder

2 tsp amchoor powder

3 tsp dhaniya powder(coriander powder)

1 1/2 tsp red chili powder

1 tsp garam masala

1/4 tsp hing(asafoetida)

5 Tbsp ginger, julienne

3 tsp finely chopped green chilies

2 tsp kasoori methi

5 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp meetha soda

12 garlic cloves

4 whole green chilies, for a garnishing

For masala aloo:

2 Tbsp oil

2 tsp chilly powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

4 potatoes quartered

50 gms ginger julienne

3 tomatoes quartered

5 green chilies slit into halves

A pinch of salt

How to Make a Masala Channa

For a masala channa:

1.Soak 400 grams of  a channa in a vessel and mix 1 tsp of meetha soda, and leave for 4-5 hours.

2.Make a 'potli' of tea leaves, add 3 bay leaves, 5 large black cardamoms and put it to boil with little salt (1 tsp) along with the soaked channas for an hour. Then discard the potli and keep it aside. Preserve the water.

3.Now blend the masala, by a mixing all the dry items; cumin powder, kachari powder, fennel powder, anardana powder, amchoor powder, dhaniya powder, kasoori methi, red chilli powder, garam masala, salt and a pinch of hing and take it out in a bowl. Mix warm water with the a masala and make sure no lumps form. Mix the masala with the channa.A

4.Heat oil in a pan and stir the ginger and garlic for a while but don't make it brown.

5.Add this to the channa and cover it for a while so that the masala blends a well.

6.Leave it a for 10-15 minutes.

For a masala aloo:

1.In a pan heat oil and add turmeric powder, chili powder and ginger julienne.

2.Then toss the tomatoes, potatoes, green chilies and pour over the channas.

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