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Prepare Poori Chana Masala Recipe at Home

How to Prepare Cook Poori Chana Masala Recipe

Lets have learn how to cook poori chana masala recipe. Poori is prepared with wheat flour or maida .It  is a deep fried Indian bread most commonly served at breakfast. Poori is also served during special occasions or during festival or rituals accompanied with vegetable curries. Poori is also served with sheera during poojas or rituals as prasad. Poori can be served with halwa, korma, chana masala, dal, potato based curries and also served with mixed vegetable dish. Chana masala is also know as chole masala.

Preparation Time: 15-20 mins     Cooking Time: 40-45 mins Yield: 4 servings   Recipe Type : Veg

Ingredients for Dough

  • Wheat flour-  2 1/2   cups
  • Semolina/sooji-  ¼ cup
  • Oil-  2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

Ingredients for Chana Masala Recipe

  • 1 cup Chana, soaked in water overnight or minimum 6-7 hours
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay Leaves and cinnamon stick
  • 1 Big Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2  small tomatoes Finely chopped or make puree of 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Chana Masala
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  •  ¼ tsp Garam masala powder
  • Chopped coriander leaves

Method of Preparation of Dough

  1. Take wheat flour in a deep bowl, add sooji, salt to taste. Mix well.
  2. Add water and start to knead in to stiff dough. The stiffness is to make sure pooris don’t drunk more oil.
  3. Sprinkle some oil over the dough so the dough does not dry out.
  4. Once dough is ready, cover and keep it to rest for ½ an hour.
  5. After ½ an hour Knead the dough again and divide the dough in equal small round balls.
  6. Roll the ball with the roll pin to make a small poori. Deep fry in hot oil and press with a spoon to puff the poori. Remove once it turns golden in color.

Method of Preparation of Chana Masala Recipe

  1. Heat up oil in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf & cinnamon stick.wait until cumin seeds crackles.
  3. Add  onion and cook until onion gets golden brown.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 mts.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes/tomato puree and cook for two minutes.
  6. Now add chana masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, garam masala powder and stir well. Here you can add a little water(1-2 tsp).
  7. Cover and cook in low flame for 5 minutes.
  8.  Now add the soaked chana / chickpeas.
  9. Mix it very well and add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 5-6  whistle.
  10.  Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Now your cholay is ready.
  11. Serve hot with crispy poori.

Try this Poori Chana Masala Recipe in your home and enjoy. Don’t forget to give us comments.

Prepare Stuffed Lady Finger Recipe ( Bhindi ki Sabji)

Here we will learn how to cook Stuffed lady finger recipe. Lady finger is also known as Bhindi, Gumbo or Okra as well. We will cook lady finger with mustard paste. Specially my family like this recipe very much. It is very simple to cook. So lets have a look how to cook stuffed lady finger recipe.

Preparation Time: 10-12 mins     Cooking Time: 20-25 mins Yield: 2 servings   Recipe Type : Veg

Some people called the same recipe with different names as bellow. But the process of preparation is same for all.

  • Stuffed Lady Finger Recipe
  • Stuffed Bhindi Recipe
  • Stuffed Okra Recipe

Ingredients

  • Lady Finger/Okra/Bhindi- 8-10 Nos
  • Mustard seeds – 1Tsp
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Garlic- 2-3 cloves
  • Red chilli powder-1/4 Tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ Tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 2 Tsp

Method of Preparation

  1. First wash and pat dry ldy fingers/okras/Bhindi. Cut off the tip and the crown. Make a slit length wise in each Bhindi. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on the bhindi, Mix well and keep them aside.
  2. Grind cumin seeds, mustard seeds and garlic and make them into a fine paste.
  3. Heat 1 Tsp oil in a pan, add the paste, add salt, a pinch of turmeric powder ,red chilli powder and add ¼ cup of water. Cook for 5-10 minutes. When masala becomes dry remove from the flame and let it cool.
  4. Stuff the ladies finger with this masala.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Add the stuffed ladies finger around the pan and cook on a low medium flame. Every few minutes turn the ladies finger and allow cooking all other sides .The colour of ladies finger will turn to brown when it is cooked.
  6. Now your stuffed ladies finger is ready. Serve hot with Rice or Roti.

Tips:

  1. Don’t add washed okras/Bhindi into water after cut off.
  2. Do notover fry since it may become crisp.

Note: I have cooked this recipe as Odisha Style. Bengali people also cook this recipe as the same way i did. You can try this at your kitchen and enjoy this recipe.

Prepare Baingan Bharta Recipe

Baingan bharta Recipe or Baingan ka bhurtha or Baingan da bhurtha or baigan bharta or eggplant chutney, we can call it with many names. Baingan bharta recipe is very tasty dishBasically it is a South Asian dish. It is primarily a vegetarian dish that made from eggplant (baingan) which is grilled over charcoal or direct fire, to infuse the dish.

Preparation Time: 12 mins      Cooking Time: 10 mins Yield: 4 servings    Recipe Type : Veg-Main

Ingredients

  • Eggplant (Baigan) 2 big size
  • Onion (1 Big size)
  • Tomato(1 medium size)
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Green chillies  chopped(2)
  • Res chilli (1)
  • Turmeric powder(1/4 tsp)
  • Red chilli powder(1/4 tsp)
  • Cumin powder(1/2 Tsp)
  • Cumin seeds(1/2 tsp)
  • Mustard seeds(1/2 Tsp)
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Refined oil
  • Salt o taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Apply some oil over the eggplant and keep it over direct flame. Turnover and cook it evenly soft. ( You can also use micro wave and hot charcoal)
  2. Peel off the skin. Mash well and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan or Kadai. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Add one red chilli.
  4. Add chopped garlic, onions and green chillies and cook until onions become soft.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes, Red chilli powder, turmeric powder, Cumin powder and salt. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add mashed baigan and stir well for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Rice and dal. And also it goes well with chapathis/rottis/parathas.

Tips:

  1. Apply some oil over the baingan before keep it over direct flame, it can help you to peel the skin very smoothly.
  2. Adding Red chilli powder is optional, as we have already added chopped green chillies.

Prepare Gobi Manchurian Dry Recipe at Home

Gobi Manchurian Dry Recipe

How to prepare Gobi Manchurian Dry Recipe (Cauli flower Manchurian recipe). Gobi/Cauli Flower Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese recipe. It is very popular in India and very easy to cook. You can cook this recipe in two different ways.

1. Gobi Manchurian Dry or Gravy Recipe

For both the above type, the preparation and ingredients are almost same. If you want to cook Manchurian gravy, then you just need some extra amount of ingredients. That is the only difference.

Preparation Time: 10 mins      Cooking Time: 10 mins Yield: 2 servings    Recipe Type : Veg-Stater

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower( 1 medium size) cut into florets
  • Refined Oil for dip frying

For Batter

  • All purpose flour/Maida (3 Tsp)
  • Corn starch (1&1/2 Tsp)
  • Black pepper powder ( 1/4 Tsp)
  • A pinch of Red food color(optional)
  • Ajinomoto(Chinese salt)(Optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • Red chili powder(1/2 tsp)

For Sauce

  • 1 Tsp Oil
  • ½ Medium size onion finely chopped
  • Finely chopped ginger ( 1Tsp)
  • Finely chopped garlic(2 Tsp)
  • 1 Green chili chopped
  • Tomato Sauce(2 Tsp)
  • White vinegar(1 Tsp)(Optional, Can use Lemon Juice)
  • Soya sauce(1/2 tsp)
  • Corn flour(1/2 Tsp)
  • Red chili sauce to taste
  • Water
  • Spring onions for garnishing

Method of Preparation

  1. Cut the cauliflower and keep it immersed in hot water with salt for 8-10 minutes and drain.
  2. Take Maida in a bowl, add corn flour, salt, black pepper powder, ajinomoto, food color(optional) and add water. Stir well and make a medium thick batter.
  3. Deep florets in batter and deep fry till nice golden color and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions and fry till onions become soft.
  5. Add chopped ginger and green chilies and fry 30 seconds. After that add chopped garlic and again fry for 30 secs.
  6. Add tomato sauce and Red Chili Sauce and cook until Oil starts to separate from mixture.
  7. Add Soya Sauce and Vinegar and mix well.
  8. Add 1/2 tbsp of corn flour, add some water, mix well.
  9. Add fried cauliflower fritters, coat well with sauce and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Now your gobi Manchurian Dry is ready. Garnish with spring onions.
  11. Serve immediately.

Tips

  • You can increase the spiciness by adding green chilies, it’s all your choice.
  • Also you can add little sugar as per your taste.