Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kala Chana Masala

1) Kala chana/Brown chana- 2cups
2)Bay leaf-2
3) salt to taste
4) red chilli powder 1/2tsp
5)mustard seeds-1 tsp
6)cumin seeds-1 tsp
7) cooking oil-3tbsp
9)cuminseed powder-1/2tsp
10)corriander seed powder-1tsp
11)turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
12)green chillies chopped 1tsp
13) amchur powder- 1 tsp
14)Lemon juice 1/2 tbsp

1)Clean,Wash and soak Brown chana Overnight
2)Next Day morning discard the left over water from soaking, and wash the chana thoroughly, Nowadays so many Pesticides are used.... do not skip this step !!
3) Take a pressure Cooker...add oil, then add Asafoetida(Hing-Hira Hing is the best quality wise)
4)Then add mustard seeds,....when they splutter add cumin seeds and bay leaf,
5) Add chopped green chillies,saute
6)now add cumin powder and corriander powder
7) add the chana and remaining spices....except lemon juice....and mix well
8) Add 1 cup water and pressure cook for 4 whistles
9) switch of the Gas and do not open the cooker, let the steam escape
10) When all the steam has escaped, Open the Cooker , if there is water just keep for a while on Flame...till the water evaporates and chana becomes dry
11) Add Lemon Juice over the cooked chana
12) Ready to be Eaten!!......... This Is how i made it, As per taste one can do many many variations!!!! :-)

Also made for Navaratri ............

Read here..........   CELEBRATING   NAVARATRI

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