Channa Kurma

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Servings: 3 Preparation time:
Ingredients:
  • White Chana(/Kondakadalai) - 1 cup ( Soak for 8 hrs)
  • Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil, Cooking Cooking oil (+ ghee )– 2 tbsp
  • Bayleaf – 1
  • Black stone flower(Kalpasi –) 1
  • Cinnamon, Ground, Cinamon, Dalchini, Cinnamon Powder, Cinnamon Sticks Cinnamon – 1
  • Cloves, Ground, Clove, Lavang ,Cloves – 1
  • Cardamom Powder, Cardamom Pd, Choti Elaichi, Cardamom, Cardamon, Elachi Cardamom –1
  • Cumin Seed, Shahi Jeera, Nitu Didi cumin seed Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Onions, Raw, Onion (Big) onion - 1
  • Tomatoes, Red, Ripe, Raw, Red Tomato Tomato - 1
  • Mint Leaves, Peppermint, Fresh, Mint leaves - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Ginger Paste, Puree, Ginger paste 1/2 Tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder, Paprika, Deggi Mirch, Red Chilli Powder, Red Chilly, Red Ch Red chili powder (or sambar powder ) 1/2 tsp ( Add more for spicy kurma)
  • Turmeric, Ground,powder, Haldi, Nitu Didi turmeric powder Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder, NITU DIDIs garam masala powder Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice, Raw, Lime Juice, Lemon Juice (Curd or) lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seed, Kasuri Methi, Kasoori Methi Dried, Menthya, Vendayam, Menthulu,uluva Kasoori methi ( a pinch)1 tsp
  • Salt, Common Salt, Rock Salt, Table Salt Salt as needed
  • Water Boiled Plain Raw Mineral, Hot, Warm Cold, Mix, sparkling, Carbonated water - as needed
  • To grind :
  • Coconut , Raw, Fresh (Grated) coconut - 1/3 cup
  • Green Chillies, Chilies, Hot Chili, Green, Raw, Chilli, Chilly Green chilies - 2
  • Saunf Fennel Seed, Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon, Ground, Cinamon, Dalchini, Cinnamon Powder, Cinnamon Sticks Cinnamon - 1
  • Cloves, Ground, Clove, Lavang Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom Powder, Cardamom Pd, Choti Elaichi, Cardamom, Cardamon, Elachi Cardamom - 1
  • Pigeon Peas, Raw, Tuvar, Toor Dhal, Toor Dal, Red gram dhal (Pottukadalai/Fried) gram dal - 2 tsp
  • Cashew Nuts Raw, Kaju, Cashewnuts Cashew nuts - 4
  • Poppy Seed, Khus Khus (KhusKhus)Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp (optional)

Instructions (Preparation Steps):

  • Wash and soak the chana over night.Pressure cook for two whistles in low flame.You can also add the soaked chana directly to the kurma and pressure cook it.Both works.
  • Wash and chop the vegetables finely.Chop the onion and tomato.Grind all the ingredients given under “To grind” to a smooth paste adding enough water.
  • Heat a pressure cooker base and add oil + ghee.Saute the bayleaf and black stone flower/Kalpasi.Splutter cumin seeds.Add onions,g&g paste and saute till it turns transparent & raw smell goes off.Add mint leaves.Then add the tomato pieces and saute until mushy.Add the ground coconut paste,turmeric powder,red chilli powder and Garam masala powder.Add the required salt and saute well till the raw smell of masala vanishes.Do in medium flame.
  • Lastly add the soaked chana( Here I used boiled chana).Mix well and add a 2cups of water. Mix well and add a pinch of kasoori methi and curd.Stir well and pressure cook in low flame for just one whistle.Chana kurma is ready to serve !!
  • Enjoy with chapathi ,poori or parota.It tasted great with dosa too!
  • Note :
  • Grinding part is the highlight of this kurma.So please don’t omit any ingredient from it.No worries if you don’t add khus khus.But the remaining are must.
  • Adjust the quantity of chillies and red chilli powder based on your taste.
  • You can try to replace Red chilli powder with chana masala powder if you have.But adjust the quantity as per your wish.
  • Try this yummy channa kurma for roti/Parota,enjoy your food !!

Cook's Tip:
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Whole cinnamon sticks gives a spicy aroma to food. Whole sticks are used and later removed. Ground cinnamon are normally used in baking.
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