Kala Channa Masala

Another Punjabi treat! I had a lot of kala channa (black chickpeas) in my pantry and wanted to use it, quickly. So, decided to make kala channa masala in the same line as chole masala that's made with kabuli channa. It did taste yummy and a bit different from the normal gravy. This would taste great with idiyappam too.
Let's quickly get into the recipe.

kala channa (black chickpeas) - 1.5 cups (soaked overnight and cooked)
Potatoes - 2 medium, diced
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Onion - 1 big, finely chopped
Slit green chillies - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1.5 tsp
Kashmiri Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
Dhania Powder - 2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Chole Masala - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Chopped cilantro to garnish
Ghee - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt to taste


1. Heat the oil, season with jeera. Add the chopped onions,green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Fry till dark brown.
2. Add the diced potatoes. Sprinkle a little water and cover till half cooked. Add chopped tomatoes.
3. When the tomatoes turn soft, add turmeric, chilli powder, dhania powder, cumin powder and salt. Add the cooked channa and a cup of water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add chole masala, garam masala, cover and cook till oil separates.

Garnish with chopped cilantro, add the ghee and serve hot with puris/rotis/pulav varieties.

Sending this to My legume Love Affair 16 th helping @ cook sister originating from Susan's blog.


kitchen queen said...

Yummy chana masala and a nice picture.

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely click vidya..looks very delicious as well...

Priya said...

Tempting and delicious channa masala Vidya..

Rohini said...

Looks just prefect Vidya!! Never tried chole with black chana.. Nice click!

Prathibha said...

I love this.....we make atleast once a week..

Priyanka Navis said...

beautiful click....

Anonymous said...

thats a nice variation..shud b very gud with pulkas.

jeyashrisuresh said...

never tried with kala channa.Looks yummy.Sure will taste better with idiyappam too

vidhas said...

Lovely combo!! Pcitures looks great.

Sree vidya said...

Thanks a lot, Kitchen Queen,Sushma,Vidhas,Priya,Priyanka,Prathiba
@Subha,Rohini,jeyashri- yeah it is a nice variation from the usual thingy

lata raja said...

Wonder how colourful these subzis get with some one ingredient added. Delicious!