Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Easy chana masala (kadalai kootu)

Ingredients

Black chana (Soaked overnight) - 1 cup
Tomato - 1
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 2
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Grated coconut -2 tablespoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 3 cloves
Coriander leaves ( chopped) - 1 table spoon
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Salt to taste
Method


1. Pressure cook the chana.
2. Grind all the ingredients except chana with enough water to make a paste.
3. Heat oil in a pan and season with cinnamon and cloves.
4. Add the masala to the above seasoning and saute till the oil separates.
5. Mix the cooked chana with this mixture.
6. Add 1/2 a cup of water and salt to taste and cook for 5 mins.
7.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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