Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gobi Chana Masala

Hi Readers,

This recipe is a special one for me. It was prepared by my granny. After, long time I tried her dish. This one uses Gobi, aloo and Chana dal to make the curry. I do not know whether to call this a curry or a dal fry.

Lets now have a look at the recipe.

Ingredients :- 
1 cup chana dal soaked for 1 hr
10 to 15 florets of cauliflower into medium size pieces
1 medium sized potato cut into cubes
1 large onion chopped into thin slices
2 medium tomatoes chopped
1 inch ginger chopped 
4 flakes garlic chopped
few coriander leaves
1 tbsp cumin seeds 
salt to taste
1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp oil
1 green chili chopped
1/2 tbsp garam masala

Powdered masala - 
1/2 tbsp saha jeera
3 to 4 cloves
2 small cardamom
1/2 stick cinnamon

Method :- 

Pressure cook chana dal for two whistles . Add salt and turmeric to it before pressure cooking. Leave it aside. Dal should keep its shape intact. Heat a pan, add one tbsp oil and add potato and cauliflower. Add turmeric powder and salt as per taste and cook till cauliflower is half cooked. Keep aside and heat the pan. Add oil, when oil is hot add cumin seeds, when it starts to splutter add green chili, onion. When Onions turn pink, add chopped ginger and garlic. Cook till the raw smell is gone. Add chopped tomato, salt, turmeric powder and cook till oil starts to separate. Add in the cauliflower and potato. Add the cooked dal and water if needed. Add in powdered masala and 1/2 tbsp garam masala. Cook till cauliflower is done. Serve hot with steamed rice or hot chapati.

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