Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spicy Poori with Channa Masala

I call this spicy Poori as the dough for this is not the same blan one.Instead I added spice to make it even more tastier with the side dish.

For the Dough

Wheat flour-------------------------------2 cups
Salt---------------------------------------3/4 tsp
Sambar powder---------------------------1 tsp
Hing---------------------------------------1/4 tsp

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and make a soft dough using water.

For the Channa Masala

If for some reason you did plan ahead and soak the channa,don't worry.You just add the channa,salt and turmeric powder in the pressure cooker and add water more than need and allow it to cook on a low flame for 20 minutes or 5 sounds.Do not open the pressure cooker till the steam is fully released on its own.This is very important.Always cook the channa with salt and turmeric powder and drain and keep aside.

Channa------------------------------------------1 cup
Onion -------------------------------------------2 large Chopped finely in a grater
Ginger-------------------------------------------1 inch piece( grate this also along with onions)
Tomatoes----------------------------------------4 medium sized.(I had to leave town in a hurry so I kept the tomatoes(whole) in the freezer.When I made the channa masala I wanted use this for the puree.So I kept it out of the freezer for sometime and then made it into puree in a mixie...You know what....the puree was so good and looked like a smoothie)
Chilly Powder-------------------------------------1 tsp
Turmeric Powder----------------------------------1/2 tsp
Dhaniya Powder-----------------------------------1 tsp
Garam Masala-------------------------------------1 tsp
Salt ------------------------------------------------1 tsp or as required
Oil--------------------------------------------------2 tbsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing.

In a Kadai or non stick pan add oil and when it is hot add the chopped onion and ginger,turmeric powder,chilly powder and salt and cook till it turns transparent.Then add the tomato puree and mix well.Then add the Dhaniya powder and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.Now add the cooked and drained Channa and mix well.Add  Garam Masala and cook till the oil starts separating.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot pooris.

1 comment:

Leelagovind said...

never heard abt puri with the addition of sambar powder..clever idea..:)