|Here's our Rock Star.. Channa Masala + Bhatura = Magic !!!|
Any how here is a quick and easy recipe for making delicious platter of Channa masala (Chickpea curry) enjoyed with Bhaturas (Deep fried APF bread) & served with tangy pickles and Salad.
Ingredients for making Channa Masala:
Chickpeas: 1 cup
Onion: 2 medium sized
Tomatoes: 4, chopped
Ginger : 1 tsp, juliennes (save some for garnishing)
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Black tea bag: 2 (optional, for making dark brown channas)
Salt: 2 tsp or season to taste
Chili Powder: 1/2 tsp
Chat Masala: 2 tsp
Channa masala: 1 tsp (Roasted + grounded Black cardamom, cloves, cumin, pepper corns and cinnamon)
Coriander : for garnishing
Wash and soak the chickpeas in warm water for couple of hours or preferably overnight.
In a pressure cooker add water, chickpeas, teabags, salt and cook on low heat till they are tender.
In a nonstick pan, saute chopped onions, tomatoes, freshly grated ginger.
Add seasoning of salt, chilli, chaat masala and channa masala to taste. Let it cool for a while.
Puree the mix (Tadka) to make a smooth paste.
This tadka can be made ahead and added to boiled chickpeas.
Add this masala to chickpeas and simmer for another 15-20 minutes.
Serve hot with few ginger julliens and a spring of coriander.
Enjoy sizzling chickpeas with Bhaturas.... !!!!
Ingredients for making Bhaturas :-
All Purpose Flour: 1cup
Semolina: 2 tsp
Salt: a generous pinch
Sugar: 1/2 tsp
Warm oil: 1 tsp
Yogurt: 1/4 cup
Bread slice: 1
Warm water: 2 -3 tsp (just add slowly as required)
Baking Powder: 1/2 tsp
Oil for frying
In a bowl, sift APF and semolina.
Add salt, sugar and baking powder and sift the ingredients again.
Crumble a slice of bread in the mixture and add some warm water and oil.
Mix the yogurt and knead the mixture to make a soft dough.
Cover the dough and let it rest and ferment for some time.
After approximately 2 hours or so, the dough is ready. Give it a knead again.
Take a small ball and roll it in long discs as thin as possible.
Heat the oil and check if its temperature is ready by dropping a small ball of dough.
If it rises rapidly, the oil is hot and ready.
Drop the the thin discs in the hot oil and it fluffs up readily to make a yummy and delicious bhaturas.
|Can't wait to take a bite ...|
This time my platter was already ready with channa, pickles and salad and was just eagerly waiting for a bhatura to be dropped straight from the stove and enjoyed it thoroughly and later did the shooting....!!!!
|Mango pickle & onion/tomato salad , adds to this magic !|
Do try this easy and festive recipe in the upcoming holidays with your family....!
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Happy Holidays All...Have fun and Stay Warm.....!!!!!