Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gobi channa masala

Gobi is the Hindi word for cauliflower and channa stands for chick peas.

Its my habit to include some protein in all the meals. So while making a simple cauliflower kuruma, I added the kondai kadalai (chick peas) and it turned out awesome.

Here goes a healthy side dish for chapathi.



Ingredients:
Chick peas / white channa - 1 cup
cauliflower (chopped) - 1 cup/200 gm
tomato - 2
Red onion - 1 (medium size)
green chillies - 4
coriander leaves - a handful.
mint leaves - few
curd - 1/2 cup
red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
turmeric powder - a pich
MTR channa masala powder - 1 tsp (optional)
(We can use any garam masala too)
salt - to taste
olive oil - 1 tbsp
bay leaf - 1
cinnamon - 1 inch

Method:
Soak channa dal overnight and cook it to tender in a pressure cooker for 5 whistles.
After getting the first whistle ,I reduce the flame to the minimum and heat the cooker for another 10 minutes to cook this dal.

(But in this curry I used 1 cup cooked channa from can).

Grind ginger and garlic together.

Chop and cook the tomatoes. saute the onion in 1 tsp oil and let them cool.
Grind cooked tomato, curd and onion together. keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Fry some cinnamon and bay leaf.

Add the green chillies, cilantro and mint leaves. Then put the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes. Then add all the powders mentioned above along with the ground masala and cook till oil starts showing up.

Next add the chopped cauliflower , salt and cook covered.

After the cauliflower gets cooked put the cooked channa and stir well.

Gobi channa is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Garnish with minced cilantro, freshly chopped onion and a few drops of lemon juice on top.
Goes well with parathas ,poori , roti and naan .
Makes 3-4 cups of gravy.

20 comments:

Tina said...

Nice combination dear....Looks delicious..Never tried this combination..

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! healthy dish..sounds too delicious..gonna try it soon..

Gita Jaishankar said...

The gravy looks very delicious dear...very colorful and tasty :)

malarvizhi said...

sounds too good.also delicious.going to my home tome (thanjavur)for vacation .meet you later.bye.i'll try to reply .

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Never tried this combo.........

Suparna said...

wow viki,
the combo sounds gud...infact great for chapatis :)

Deepa said...

Gobi Chana Masala Looks very delicious. Ideal to be had with roti, Puri or even rice.

Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Subhie Arun said...

nice n cool combo yar..neva tried before...looks yummmy n delicious

Malar Gandhi said...

Gobi & chana is an excellant combo' tastes good with chappathis, loved ur spicy version so much.

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful combination, truly tempting..

VineelaSiva said...

Never tried this combination.Will try.

Ann said...

Wow, nice combo looks so good.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Nice combination channa and gobi,Luks Delicious...

Siddhi S said...

Hi viki...how r u?...i was off from blogging due to lot of work from past few weeks n missed all ur yummy posts, but now m back...hey this caabe with cheakpeas is a lovely combo...i love tbh of thm n whn bth r in a yummy curry what a treat..lovely recipe, vl try sun

Akal's Saappadu said...

kondai kadalai and cauliflower masala looks wonderful Vicky!!! poori kooda super-aa irukkum even with all other rotis!!! mint & coriander leaves must have boosted the flavour of the curry even more!! nice recipe!!!

Priti said...

hmm cool combo...never tot of this...should try

Deepa said...

thats such a great and innovative combo..looks so spicy and tasty..

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy combo

Ramya said...

looks delicious..wud be perfect with puri

Devasena Hariharan said...

quite an interesting combination Viki..