Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Chickpeas and Whole Yellow Peas Masala

It’s no secret that mothers are the best cooks. What ever dish prepared by them is finger licking good… it’s the universal truth ! isn't it? Recently we’d visited my parents, and you know how parents are :) we got pampered big time. Mom had made so many dishes for lunch and dinner. OOOOO everything was so tasty….but the one thing which made me say YUM YUM YUM YUM……many times was the chana(chickpeas) and Whole yellow peas (white vatana) masala. I took down the recipe from her and made it today. I called and told her that chana masala turned out superb but not as good as she had made it! You know it happens….:)many of you agree with me on this I guess?!... neways here’s the recipe…

Ingredients:

¼ cup Chickpeas (Kabuli chana)
¼ cup whole yellow peas (white vatana)

*Soak the chickpeas in water and leave it overnight
Next morning drain the water and clean the peas in fresh water and pressure cook the peas with enough water until tender,
Drain the water and conserve it for cooking, set the peas aside

1 large potato, boiled, peeled, cubed
1 Onion, finely chopped 1 tsp Cumin seeds
½ tsp dry mango powder (aamchur powder)
2-3 tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt and sugar to taste
2 tbsp oil

For the Masala:
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 big tomato, quartered
1 big onion, quartered
1-2 green chillies
2-3 garlic pearls
1” piece of ginger

Method:

Step 1:
Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds and let it cool. After sometime grind it along with the other masala ingredients with just enough water, don’t make it runny.
Step 2:
In a Kadhai/wok heat oil and add cumin seeds, once it begins to pop add the chopped onions and sauté till translucent.
Step 3:
Put the masala paste into the Kadhai/wok and fry till the rawness of the masala fades off.
Step 4:
Add the conserved water (obtained from cooking the peas) salt, sugar, dry mango powder and mix well. Now add the cooked chickpeas, whole yellow peas, cubed potatoes.
Step 5:
Mix well, adjust salt and sugar if required and cook on medium-low flame till you get the desired consistency of the masala.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti/rice.

35 comments:

homecooked said...

Very true...I always try to replicate recipes from home but it doesnt taste the same :( The masala looks delicious!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww..absolute yum...i make in a different way...shall try this soon.. :)

Varunavi said...

Nothing like mom's cooking.
The dish looks great :)))))

Sharmila said...

The chana masala looks delicious Suparna! :-)

Parita said...

Delicious and mouth watering dish..just love it..absolutely true i cant even make lime juice same to same as my mom makes even with same ingredients...their touch of love makes all the difference :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

Thats true..nothing can taste like mom's...I have soaked some channa for lunch today...I can try out your dish..thanks dear :)

Pooja said...

I agree with you..100% recreation of mom's dishes is so difficult! The masala looks delicious! A unique recipe.

Ashwini said...

Looks delicious. Moms are best.

ARUNA said...

wowwwwww i need poori now with this dish, pls pass on some!!

Prathibha said...

MOMs are the BEST......Lovely curry..

Cham said...

Mom food will always rock. Probably ur kid will say after many years, ur food rocks too :)
Channa masala is delicious!

Priya said...

Feel like having the curry with rotis, just love channa and yellow peas..u made together needless to say how i would love to have this curry, makes me hungry:)

Shreya said...

really grt dish.love this with puris anyday!

Smitha said...

Nice curry Suparna. SO u are done with the roti series huh? Liked all those a lot.

Lisa said...

It might not have turned out as well as your mom's, but it sure looks good. I will have to try this. The masala sounds divine!

DEESHA said...

I love chickpeas ... This is a very yummy recipe

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks delicious indeed, yum yum yum!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Moms are always right. yummy recipe. Love the combo of chick pea, yellow pea and potato with that amchur powder.

Akal's Saappadu said...

moms' cook well , sure ; but I see that you've herited some of her talents too:) peas and potatoes masala looks delicious, enjoy!

Superchef said...

sounds divine!! ive never combined these two to make any dish..a must try now! :)

Ammu said...

Lovely dish. There is something waiting for u in my blog.

indhu said...

awesome recipe... love the ground masala.. am trying this the next time I make chickpeas :)

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! Yummy Suparna ...looks heaven ..Thanks for sharing wonderful recipes with us :) keep rocking

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I know what you mean about the dish not tasting like Moms... They are blessed I feel to cook so well... Yours looks so tempting though...

Vibaas said...

so true..nothing can beat mom's cooking :) this looks very yummy, dear!

Sush said...

very yummy recipe with chickpeas dear..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

After a days biking all I need is a lil carbs a this dish is full of all nutritious and the potato gives the full load of required carbs!!! Looks delicious and filling!!!

sowmya said...

long time I made chole..looks so yummy, am tempted to try it soon..

rekhas kitchen said...

some magic is there in moms hand I think whatever we do but we can not reach that taste but your curry looks great nice gravy yum.

Purva Desai said...

This is really a good combo....will give it a try soon

Valarmathi said...

Looks delicious Suparna :)

Nithya Praveen said...

First time here...n i agree mommies are the best....looks wonderful:)

Pooja said...

Delicioussss curry....If i had poori in hand i will finish it with this curry in no time..

Vani said...

That looks delicious!

Usha said...

That looks delicious and wholesome!