Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hara Chana masala/Green Chickpeas Curry

1 pack frozen green chickpeas (if you find fresh add about 2 cups)
1 big onion
3 small tomatoes
2 green chilies chopped
1/2 tsp ginger paste(I used fresh 1 inch ginger, made a paste using pestle and mortor) 
1/2 tsp garlic paste(used 2 small garliccloves, made a paste using pestle and mortor)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriender powder
1 tsp Channa masala powder(I used MDH brand)
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
Cilantro for garnish
In a bowl of hot water soak the unpack frozen chickpeas for 30 mins.
Finely chopthe 1/2 onions and other half make a smooth paste of it, finely chop tomatoes and keep aside
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a heavy sauce pan, sprinkle asafoetida powder,add the chopped onions saute it for a min. Add ginger-garlic paste, chopped green chilies and onion paste saute it for 2-3 mins.
Now, add turmeric, cumin, coriender and channa masala powder, mix well and cook for a min.
Add chopped tomatoes and salt, cover it. let it cook until tomatoes are smashed. stir occasionally.
Lastly, add the drain chickpeas and cover it. cook until masala well blend with chickpeas.
Garnish with chopped clinatro.
Serve with hot chapathis, rotis or basmati rice.


Pavithra said...

I love all color of chick peas.. this dish is truely delicious..

DEESHA said...

nice variation of chana masala

Soma Pradhan said...

hara Chana Masala looks fabulours

Sushma Mallya said...

i have used this type of chickpeas just once and in a different type of gravy, but yours looks more nice & delicious madhuri, and i always love your beautiful clicks...

Panchpakwan said...

Lovely recipe with green chickpeas..
Beautiful clicks..

Gulmohar said...

Yumm recipe...chana masala is one of my fav sides

simply.food said...

I have never cooked with fresh chick peas.This dish sounds wonderfully delicious.

Priya said...

I never get this green chickpeas here, this curry looks interesting and truly tempting..

Jagruti said...

hara chana curry looks delicious and tempting..

Suhaina said...

Here we get dried green chana, but did not know any recipes. Urs look very yummy. Now I must buy them and give it a try.
Thanks dear.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Curry looks delicious and very tempting dear...
Nice clicks :-)

SathyaSridhar said...

what a co incidence ,,even me too cooked the same cuurry for our yesterdays dinner..curry looks sooo delicious dear..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Awesome dish. Loved the color and the click too,very nutritious.

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy recipe!!!! and lovely clicks:)

M D said...

loved the click and the recipe too. yummy!


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