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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

ALOO CHANA IN GREEN GRAVY

ALOO CHANA IN GREEN GRAVY



Aloo Chana in Green Gravy - This is one of the simplest and delicious recipe prepared with potatoes and chickpeas, flavored with mint and coriander leaves. Whenever I soak chana ,I always go with chana masala and this time with a slight twist I came with this recipe. In this gravy, I have used only  turmeric powder, so add and adjust spice powders according to your taste. This goes very well with hot roti's :)

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 35 minutes


For this recipe you need

  • 2 cups of chick peas (kabuli chana)
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, boiled and cubed
  • 1 big sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 capsicum, diced 
  • 2 tsp. of ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • Salt

For Grinding
  • 1/2 cup of grated coconut
  • 3 -4 nos. of green chillies
  • 6 - 8 nos. of cahewnuts
  • Handful of fresh coriander leaves and mint leaves
For Seasoning

  • 1 tsp. of cumin seeds
  • Few nos. of cinnamon and cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 - 4 tsp. of oil

Preparation

Soak the chick peas in water overnight or for 6 hrs.

Pressure cook the chana with a pinch of salt for 3 - 4 whistles. Drain and reserve the excess water ,take  1/2 cup of cooked channa,grind them coarsely and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add all the seasoning ingredients, fry for a min.

Add chopped onions ,fry them until they turn soft.Stir in the ginger- garlic paste and mix well.Add the capsicum and cook until tender, make sure that you don't overcook it.

Tip in the cooked chana and potatoes , saute it for a while . Pour the grinded gravy, add salt, turmeric powder  and stir them slowly on medium flame. 

Add the grinded chana paste ,add 1 cup of reserved water,that was used to cook the chickpeas and bring it to boil.(Adjust the water according to your consistency ). Reduce the heat and cook until the raw smell of the gravy goes off. Finally add the lemon juice and remove from heat.

Aloo chana in green gravy is ready to be served............


Serve this delicious and flavorful gravy with hot indian breads and enjoy :)

34 comments:

Gauri said...

I like the colour of the gravy, looks very creamy!

Sangeetha said...

So flavorful n yummy curry, sounds healthy too...

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

yummy and lve the color of this one:)

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Beautiful combi of the curry and the contrast lavender.

Looks v tempting

Laxmi said...

dats a different gravy.. love its color.. :)

Laxmi said...

dats a different gravy.. love its color.. :)

Saranya Balaji said...

Nice combo...love the color and texture

Deeksha said...

looks very nice and delicious. Love the combo.

Lubna Karim said...

That gravy sounds very tempting....

Priya R said...

Interesting curry :) love the combinations here... yum

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said...

Love the flavor of mint with coriander. Yummy side for chapatti.

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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow...interesting preparation dear!

Princy Vinoth said...

lovely pics :) yummy easy curry/

divya said...

Wowwww... looks super tempting and delicious.. lovely clicks too :)

Suja Manoj said...

Love the color of the dish,so yum.

Raksha said...

wow, can have this anytime.

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Priya said...

Colour of the gravy itself is very pleasing,quite a healthy and delicious gravy,love with rotis.

S.Menaga said...

love the colour of the gravy,looks very tempting!!

CHITRA said...

Lovely color and a nice twist to the usual channa masala :)

Gayathri Ramanan said...

flavorful curry..looks perfect..
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Vimitha Anand said...

The color of the curry itself is too tempting, nice one

PT said...

like the color and healthy combo pack..

Rasi said...

very refreshing to see a different color for channa masala :)

Sireesha Puppala said...

Healthy gravy

Shri said...

We make this at times too! Certainly a variation from the common channa masala.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Woooooowwwwwww !!! Delicious....
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Kaveri Venkatesh said...

that's a nice gravy...love the color of the background

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nice.. flavorful yummy gravy. Happy to follow you.:)

zareena said...

Nice green colour, looks really mouth watering..

Divya Pramil said...

Looks so good..nice combo :) Must have been great with rotis :)

Mahi said...

Nice twist to usual channa masala..I like the pleasant green colour!

Maha Gadde said...

nice luking colour n yummy curry, sounds healthy...

Sona S said...

nice gravy, looks delicious..

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