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

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