CHOLE MASALA GRAVY I CHANA GRAVY I WHITE CHICKPEAS GRAVY

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White chickpeas are really very healthy and delicious in all the cuisine. I love to have the white chickpeas more than black variety. I love chola poori with chole masala… wow super tempting recipe and all time favorite  I tried the chole masala for chapathi and poori. It was super delicious with combo of tomato puree, onion and ginger-garlic flavor  You know in the chole masala, I din’t add coconut milk or paste or milk cream… I used rice flavor with little water as vegan cream or you can name it rice cream…  

Surely, I give you guarantee to try the rice cream in your gravy and its helps to thicken the gravy which suits for chapathi, poori n parotta…



Benefits of White Chickpeas
  • Chickpeas are a helpful source of zinc, folate and protein.
  • Chickpeas are low in fat and most of it is polyunsaturated.
  • It’s very high in dietary fibre, so it may helps to weight loss.
  • Chickpeas help promote a healthy intestine.
  • It will reduce the cholesterol level.
  • It’s rich source of magnesium, which assures the cardiovascular health of a person.
  • Chickpeas contain phytochemicals, known as saponins, which can act like antioxidants.


Category
Gravies
Regional
India 
Preparation Time
 5 Minutes (if chickpeas soaked)
Cooking Time
20 Minutes
Servings
5-6



INGREDIENTS
Oil – 1 Tbsp
Cinnamon – 1” inch piece -1
Cloves – 2
Green Cardamom – 1 open
Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
Onion – 2 Chopped finely
Garlic – 15 crushed or Ginger-garlic Paste – 2 Tsp
Tomato Puree – ½ Cup
Mint leaves – One handful
Turmeric powder – ¼ Tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 ½ Tsp
Coriander powder – 1 Tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 Tsp
Salt – To taste
White Chickpeas (Soaked overnight and boiled) – 1 Cup
Rice Cream – 3 Tbsp (1 Tbsp of rice flour + 2 Tbsp of water or more to get creamy consistency)
Coriander leaves – 2 Tbsp


METHOD
  • Heat oil in a pan adds cinnamon stick, cloves and green cardamom (Don’t put unopened cardamom it will burst so open the shell and put it in oil), and cumin seeds and waits it for splutter.
  • Sauté garlic for 1 minute then adds onion and sautés it till it turns transparent.
  • Add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt to it and sauté it for 5 minutes.
  • Now pour tomato puree and fry till the oil oozes out.
  • Add boiled chickpeas sauté it and add some water and cover the lid. Let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Now add rice cream and cook it for 2 minutes to thicken the gravy.
  • Spread the coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  • Serve it hot with chapathi/poori/parotta…



NOTE
  • You can add channa masala powder instead of garam masala powder.
  • You can add milk cream or thick coconut milk or corn flour paste or chickpeas paste to it instead of rice cream.








30 comments:

  1. nice idea of adding rice cream as thickener.The gravy looks super.

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  2. Delicious chana masala Viji dear. Loved its colour and texture.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/06/eggplant-potato-dry-curry-masala-aloo.html

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  3. Delicious and very healthy Viji... Very very lovely clicks...

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  4. Eventhough I never made chole myself I have friends who make excellent chole and feed me all the time...urs looks yummy :)

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  5. Chole masala looks good.wanna try it...

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  6. delicious and healthy curry.

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  7. fantastic... looks really delicious...

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  8. Love Chole in any form ! Looks so yummy !

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  9. that is heavenly!!! love those delicious and very healthy chole.. and the rotis are looking PERFECT!!!
    Sowmya
    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway

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  10. looks delicious and well presented

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  11. looks delicious and well presented

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  12. this is almost my fdfamily favourite.... you made so delicious Viji

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  13. Chappathi and channa masala both makes a wonderful,fingerlicking..

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  14. Tempting and healthy gravy Viji.. Made puri's for lunch today.. Pass me some chole masala please :D

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  15. neat presentation,so colourful too,i just love it

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  16. Lovely clicks VK, super difference I can see and it looks lovely now :) my favorite chick peas curry makes me drool

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  17. Lovley curry VK my favorite, your clicks are so good dear I can see so much of improvement :) nejamavae you are working hard

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  18. Loved that red colour viji...all time family fav for poori...have plans for chole bature this weekend...cheers

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  19. one of my fav masala,looks so tempting viji!!

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  20. Looks yummy !! Nice color of the gravy :) Chana Masala is a regular on our weekly menu :)

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  21. Looks very yummy.. Perfect with rotis :)

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  22. My all time fav.. you made it perfect!!Nice pics.

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