Thursday, March 18, 2010

Channa Masala and Coffee Winner


Channa Masala is a wonderful curry made with chick pea's its packed with flavor and protein.

Ingredients:
  • one cup of pre soaked chick peas, I soaked mine overnight
  • 3 small tomatoes
  • 2 green chillis or red dried ones work well
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoon masala powder
  • teaspoon cumin powder
  • teaspoon coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • teaspoon mustard seeds
Method:
  1. pressure cook the channa/chick peas for 2 whistles
  2. in another pan heat some canola oil and pop the mustard seeds, add the green chili, onion and saute for 3 minutes
  3. then add the tomatoes, spices and reduce down to a paste for 10 minutes
  4. add the cooked channa and a little water, salt and masala powder if desired, taste to see if more spice is needed.
Great with rice and green beans with coconut (recipe on the way) or chapatti.

Now onto the fun: the winner of the coffee giveaway is Christine of Fresh Local and Best please email (rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com) your address so the coffee can be roasted and shipped to you!


Have a wonderful weekend all

love


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48 comments:

  1. Mmm...this definitely looks delicious.
    Congratulations to Christine!

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  2. wow chana masala looks delicious, love its colour and congraz to the winner...lucky one..

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  3. This looks really delicious!

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  4. Well done Rebecca! You can garnish it with chopped coriander as well.

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  5. I am not a big fan of chana but I'll like to make this for the other two tummies!

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  6. Yummy!! Seriously this year I need to make me some Indian dishes!!

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  7. A very healthy, nutritious yet delicious dish!

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  8. Mmmm....looks delicious. I love chick peas. Congrats to Christine!

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  9. Your channa masala looks quite fab & so tasty too!

    MMMMMMMM,...

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  10. Congratulations to the winner! Channa masala sounds great. You make any 'roti canai' or not? Or ' roti naan'!

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  11. way to go christine - but how did I miss out on these give-aways?

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  12. Nice dish, looks delicious! Christine, congrats!

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  13. Rebecca, wor, this look so delicious. You too have a great weekend ahead.

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  14. christine..you rock :) channa masala...um um um

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  15. love this..goes well with poori...congrats christine

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  16. Congrats, Christine! And thank you so much for being a friend,Rebecca!

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  17. looks wonderful as usual and full of lovely aromatic spice :)

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  18. Anncoo: thanks
    Sushma: thanks so much
    Bo: thanks
    Shirley: yep I normally do but had ran out
    3 hungry tummies: oh thats nice that you do that
    Jenn: you sure do lol
    Angie smiles
    Zurin oh we do too
    Mary: thanks
    Sophie lol
    my little space: yep can make roti but don't do it much lazy!
    doggybloggy: oh not sure
    Lyndsey: thanks
    Sonia: oh thanks the same to you
    Jhonny: smiles
    trendsetters oh thats a perfect combo
    peachkins: my pleasure

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  19. This looks delicious, Rebecca! Congratulations to the winner.

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  20. Love how you cook for 'two whistles' lol!

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  21. I love this dish! Yours looks absolutely scrumptious! Congratulations Chrstine!

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  22. Lovely curry! It is high time I expand my horizon and cook a delicious dish such as this one !

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  23. Looks really good. I really enjoy chick peas and this would be a great dish.

    btw, You are are going to have a wonderful time in Miami. I was born and raised there-that is my hometown. These days, I live in the panhandle in Northwest Florida ( about 7-8 hour drive). Florida is a big state :-)

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  24. This chickpea curry looks really good! Congrats to Christine!

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  25. Erica: thanks so much
    Janice: i know its funny, I used to be so scared of pressure cookers but it does speed Indian cooking up!
    Claudia: aw thanks
    tasteof beirut oh I need to cook more of your food as well lol
    Velva: oh thats a long way, worth a try thanks we love Miami, oh can't wait for Cuban coffee
    5 star foodie thanks

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  26. I love channa masala and have a bunch of chick peas in the pantry. I think I may just have to make this one.
    ;-)

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  27. What a delicious dish! Congrats to Christine! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. I love channa and channa masala...yummers!

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  29. Conratulations Christine! Your channa masala looks delicious.

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  30. Time to get the chickpeas out, and I am also in the mood to make roti! Girl I know I would love popping over to your house now and then! I can smell this dish all the way up north!

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  31. Mmm, delicious and healthy!

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  32. Deb: enjoy lol
    Reeni: thanks
    Trish smiles
    Laura thanks
    Chef E oh would be fun you bring the roti!
    Natasha: thanks

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  33. Healthy, spicy Indian pulse dishes are right up my alley, and this looks wonderful. Many thanks for sharing your lovely recipe!

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  34. Anything with curry gets my attention! This looks fabulous!

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  35. my pleasure Barbara thanks for stopping by
    Dana: you have good taste lol

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  36. I love chickpeas, this looks delicious.

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  37. my pleasure Barbara thanks for stopping by
    Dana: you have good taste lol

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  38. this looks tasty and healthy! delicious!

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  39. I am crazy about chick peas and curry. This looks really easy.

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  40. Masala powder? Hmmmmm...something new I will have to try!

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  41. Congratulation to Christine. This looks to delicious and healthy.
    Mimi

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  42. The channa masala looks great and is beautiful in color. your blog is great :)

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  43. Azita: thanks
    Sarah: my version always is he he he
    Michelle can get in any good Indian store lol
    Mimi: thanks
    Sasha oh thanks and thanks for stopping by

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  44. This sounds like a tasty recipe. I like chick peas quite a bit and don't make Indian food often enough even though we love it! I'll blame that on a very good restaurant not too far from our house. :)

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  45. Chana masala looks delicious n mouthwatering with perfect colour,,, Rebecca you are great and cooking indian foods in indian way of cooking,,,thats really great,,happy on u,,thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep on smiling.

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