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Friday, July 08, 2011

Methi Channa Masala (Chickpeas Gravy with Fenugreek Leaves)

I always love to to eat north indian style side dish for my rotis/chappathis. So i prepared this Methi Chana Masala. I got this recipe from one of my friend and adjusted slightly to my liking. Here is the recipe.

Methi Channamasala

Ingredients
  • Chickpeas - 150 gms
  • Fenugreek Leaves - 1 bunch
  • Onion - 2 , diced
  • Tomatoes - 3, chopped
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1" stick
  • Cloves- 2
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Cumin powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder    - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Amchoor powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 3 tbsp


Methi ChannaMasala
 Method
  • Wash and soak chickpeas overnight and pressure cook them.. Separate the fenugreek leaves from the stem and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, when hot add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom and fry for 30 seconds. Add diced onions and fry till it turns pink and and then add the chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft. Cool and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Heat remaining oil in the same pan, when hot add green chillies, ginger garlic paste andT fry for few seconds, then add the onion tomato paste and saute for 2 Min's. Add the fenugreek leaves and mix well and cook for one min.
  • Then add all the powders one by one to the mixture except amchoor powder and mix well and cook in medium flame for another 2 Min's.
  • Finally add the chickpeas along with water from the pressure cooker, amchoor powder and salt and cook till the gravy becomes thick.
  • Serve with Rotis. 

34 comments:

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Very yummy dish using fresh fenugreek leaves always gives wonderful aroma..

Prathibha said...

Nice one...loved ur props behind..that fork n spoon

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wonderful recipe....

Radhika said...

Very nice one. Loved the wooden Agapai


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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice recipe,should be flavorful,i too love ur props :)

Jay said...

wat an healthy selection of recipe...sounds fab dear..:)
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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Recipe is too gud,loved the clicks...

Laxmi said...

Flavorful recipe.. Perfect with Rotis..

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks dear....looks delicious.

aipi said...

My all time fav ~ love the flavor of methi in the curry! Your version sounds super yum :)
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Vardhini said...

Looks so tasty. Methi leaves is my favorite.

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice clicks and yummy sidedish

julie said...

Chana masala with methi leaves..very healthy n nutritious..you have a tasty space too..glad to follow you.. Check out my space n welcome you to follow the same.. Thanx

julie said...

Chana masala with methi leaves..very healthy n nutritious..you have a tasty space too..glad to follow you.. Check out my space n welcome you to follow the same.. Thanx

Now Serving said...

Wonderful, healthy and YUMMY dish!

Treat and Trick said...

Great presentation and looks yummy!

Manja said...

i love healthy food! wow beautiful pictures. That looks gorgeous and delicious.now i am hungry T.T i will try out the recipe^^

hemalata said...

Delicious and healthy combo.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Nice one..fresh fenugreek sure adds a nice taste and flavour...Have just sowed some methi seeds yesterday, as soon as they are out I know exactly what to do:)

Sayantani said...

you have one beautiful space here Valarmati. I love fenugreek greens and miss that now. this chana looks super scrumptious. lovely clicks too.

Suman Singh said...

Looks delicious..love the flavor of methi leaves in it..nice recipe..

Divya Vikram said...

Channa and methi sound like a delicious combo.

Babli said...

Lovely recipe. chana masala looks yummy and delicious. Perfect with chapati.

mahendra srivastava said...

बहुत बढिया. बनाने का तरीका भी बहुत ही आसान है। वाह

mahendra srivastava said...

बहुत सुंदर, क्या बात है। बनाने का तरीका भी बहुत आसान है।

Kaveri said...

I love adding methi leaves to my curries since it imparts a wonderful flavor to the dish...this channa sure looks delicious

arthi said...

never tried methi with channa..will try soon..love it..

Uma said...

Hi,

I like your kongunadu cuisine very much. I learnt only few from friends. Nice to see your blog.

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Uma
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Prathima Rao said...

Thats a yummy gravy!!!! Adding methi gives it a nice, aromatic flavor :)
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purabi naha said...

This looks delicious, Valarmathi! I love your recipe collection!!
Your photographs are amazing...

Vatsala. said...

Looking delicious.
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Namitha said...

Lovely recipe..love the background texture :-)

El said...

I just made this and it's delicious. Thank you!

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