CHICKPEAS KURMA | CHANNA KURMA



CHANNA KURMA | CHICKPEA KURMA



CHICKPEA | CHANNA KURMA - A healthy and delicious kurma that can be prepared with channa or chickpea.  Channa Masala is an all time favorite and yes whenever we go to restaurant the first thing to order will be Channa Batura and now coming to this recipe this kurma looks rich and tastes great with chapathi's as well as poori. A slight twist from the channa masala would be the addition of coconut grinded with few ingredients .Now lets get started and see how to prepare this recipe.



First step : Soak the channa overnight or for 8- 10 hrs.

Second step : Pressure cook the channa | chickpea for about 6-8 whistles with little salt . The more we cook the channa,it  becomes really soft. You can reduce the whistles if you want the channa to be little firm. Drain and reserve the water from the channa as it can be used in the gravy as well as while preparing the dough. 

Third step - Prepare the ginger - garlic paste , Chop the onions and tomato. In a jar add coconut along with cashews, green chillies and aniseed. Add sufficient water and grind it to smooth paste.

Fourth step - Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves and fry for a minute.Add the chopped onions and fry until they turn translucent. Now add the ginger- garlic paste and saute for a minute




Fifth step - Add the chopped tomatoes. Tip in the spice powders and mix them gently. Add little water, cover and cook until the raw smell of the masala goes off. Keep stirring to avoid them getting burnt.

Sixth step -  Add the Chickpeas in the pan . Add sufficient water along with salt (I used the reserved water from the cooked  channa). Stir it gently and allow it to boil.

Seventh step -  Finally add the grounded coconut paste . Mix them well . Check for salt and allow it to boil for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat Garnish with coriander leaves.
Delicious chickpea kurma is ready to be served. 

Check out the  channa masala  recipe and a beautiful sandwich that can be prepared with the leftover masala.

CHICKPEA KURMA

Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Side Dish
Prep Time: 15 mins  |  Cook time: 30-45Serves4 | Author
A rich and delicious kurma prepared with chickpea.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  cups of channa | Chicpea ( soaked overnight)
  • 2 onions - finely choped
  • 2 tomatoes- finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. of ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. of chilli powder
  • 3 tsp. of coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of garam masala powder
  • Salt – As needed 
  • Oil

To temper

  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 nos. of cardamom
  • 1 inch of cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves

To Grind

  • 1/2 cup of grated coconut
  • 1 tsp. of aniseed
  • 6 nos. of cashewnuts

Method

  1. Pressure cook the soaked  channa for about 6-8 whistles.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add all the ingredients mentioned to temper. Saute it for a while.
  3. Add the onions, fry them until they turn slightly brown. Add the ginger- garlic paste. Saute until its raw smell goes off.
  4. Add the tomatoes and tip in the spice powders. Mix it well . Add little water. Cover and cook until onions and tomatoes get cooked along with the masala's Make sure you give it a stir to avoid it getting a burnt.
  5. Add the Chickpeas to the pan . Add sufficient water (I used the water used to cook the channa). Add salt  . Stir it gently and allow it to boil for about 10 mins.
  6. Finally add the grounded coconut paste . Mix them well, check for salt  and allow it to boil for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat Garnish with coriander leaves.
    Delicious chickpea kurma is ready to be served. 
  7. Serve it hot with chapathi or poori and enjoy 

Notes

  • Reserve the water used to cook channa . You can use it while preparing gravy as well as while preparing the dough for chapathi 
  • Adjust the spice powders according to your taste.
  • You can also replace garam masala with chole masala powder




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