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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tamarind Chana Masala


This is yummy tangy dish. This is a makeover of regular chana masala. The tamarind makes this dish yumylicious. :)) I also used red onion to balance the tanginess of Tamarind. The red onion gives little sweet flavor so it is perfect with tamarind dish.

Ingredients:-


  • 3 cups Garbanzo, cooked
  • 2 Red Onions, chopped
  • 1 Small Tomato, chopped
  • 6 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 5-6 Green Chili, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dhania-Jeera Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Anardana Powder
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Paste or to taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3-4 Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method:-

1. Heat oil in the pan. Add cumin seeds. When they start to brown, add curry leaves.

2. Add onion, tomato, garlic, ginger, green chili, turmeric, dhania-jeera powder, and salt. Mix well and cook until onion and tomato are cooked completely.

3. Add garbanzo, salt, garam masala, tamarind paste, and anardana powder. Add little water and mix well.

4. Cover with lid and cook for 12-15 minutes on medium-low heat.

5. Sprinkle chopped onion and serve hot with roti.

Enjoy...

26 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Different way to prepare channa..Looks spicy n tang Madhavi

Cham said...

I am fan of tamarind, that should taste yum for me :)

Usha said...

Sounds interesting...looks yummy :)

kamala said...

Looks yummy Madhavi..different way to make channa.

DEESHA said...

looks really nice .. i too like the tangy flavour

Shreya said...

I have never used tamarind while making chana. Should try this one:-) Looks yummy.

Ramya Bala said...

Thanks madhavi for sharing a lovely way to cook channa..

Meera said...

loved the picture. making me hungry!!

Sujatha said...

I love tamarind taste.. this dish sounds really yummy! bookmarked :)

Madhavi said...

Thanxx Divya :))

Thanxx Cham :))

Thanxx Usha :))

Thanxx Kamala :))

Thanxx Deesha :))

Thanxx Shreya :))

Thanxx Ramya :))

Thanxx Meera :))

Thanxx Sujatha :))

Priti said...

That's nice to add tamarind in channa ...shall try sometime this one..looks nice ..gud to see you back in full swing ;)

Kitchen said...

So simple and so easy to make. Nice makeover of the recipe. I love the way u used onions for garnish.

SriLekha said...

hey its my favorite dish madhavi! urs looking so yummy!

Laavanya said...

I'm all for tangy curries.. lovely idea.

Purva Desai said...

I am sure it had turned out to be really lip smacking.........

Sireesha said...

Looks spicy and tangy Madhavi:)I love it..

Happy cook said...

Saying that it is tangy it self is making my mouth wattering and then i saw the pic and am drooling over it ;-)

mitr_bayarea said...

Yes, I use tamarind a lot too, makes the taste more tangy and yummy.

Swati said...

Totally agree with you that tamarind adds a lot of flavour and taste to the channa.. I add a bit to my rajma too ..

Suma Rajesh said...

looks delicious nd tempting pic...nice presenting onions chops on the top..

Hetal said...

wow...Chana look yummy.

Uma said...

hi Madhavi! How are you? the chana masala loooks real spicy and yum.

Shreya said...

hi Madhavi, I have a surprise at my blog, please collect

Manasi said...

this channa would be sooooooo good on top an aloo patty! howz your ear doing madhavi?

Yasmeen said...

I love the crisp onions on chole chana, with tamarind that must be tangy too.:)

Pearlsofeast said...

This recipe sounds awesome and love the tangy taste in it.Great dish Madhavi