05/09/2011

FenuGREEK Grams / Masala Methi Chana (મસાલા મેથી ચણા)

(મસાલા મેથી ચણા)

People all over the globe are smacking their lips and tucking sumptously into our legendary curries! Well, I have for a long time now, secretly nurtured a craving for them too.

So here's one simple recipe with some very simple curry in it that not only tastes like million bucks but is also soaked wet in nutrients (literally!)


Ingredients:

Black Gram (Soaked over night and pressure cooked) - about a large cup
Onion - 2 small
Tomato - 1 big
Ginger Garlic Chilli Paste -  2 Tablespoons
Salt - to taste
Turmeric Powder - half Teasooon
Red Chilli powder - 1 Tablespoon
DhaniaJeera Powder - 2 Tablespoons
Garam Masala - 1 Teaspoon

Method:

Pressure cook the black grams that have been soaked overnight or for atleast 6-7 hours.



Whilst pressurecooking them remember to add a pinch of baking soda to it as well as some salt.
Meanwhile shallow fry some fenugreek leaves that have been chopped finely and washed thoroughly.



 Do so on a medium flame and remeber to keep tossing it frequently lest it burns. Addsalt to it.
Next add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste to it. Allow the flavors of all these ingredient mix while you keep tossing them.  When the onions turn pink add tomatoes to it. You may either add tomato puree to it or add chopped onions.



Cook this curry on a slow flame. Add some water to it... and after say it simmers for about 4-5 minutes add the remining spices to it. Again let the gravy cook for a couple fo minutes,
Add the grams to it.  Let it cook till the grams seem to be absorbing the gravy and it's flavours. You will know this is happening once the gravy begins to thicken.



Masala Methi Chana is ready!

8 COMMENTS:

Priya Sreeram said...

yummy dish !

Priya said...

Looks simply delicious, btw regarding quinoa,its a fibre rich grain quite famous in South America, to know more about Quinoa,pls do go through this link..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinoa

Jay said...

sounds interesting...first time here...love ur space..
happy to follow u..:)
do stop by mine sometime.
Tasty Appetite

Reva said...

Lovely dish... Personally I don't use kala channa but the dish looks awesome:) First time here and glad to have visited your space. Happy to follow you..
Happy blogging..:)
Reva

Kalyani's Platter said...

Looks delicious .... Glad to follow u ...

Vardhini said...

Yummy and healthy.

Vardhini
Event: Herbs and Flowers - Garlic

Now Serving said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments :) Channa masala looks yum! This is a good entry for my Fenugreek Event
Please check my EVENTS page - linky too provided

Now Serving said...

Thanks for entering the dish to the event :)

Do check out my blog anniversary giveaways - lots of exciting prizes to be won dear!
Cheers,
Priya

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