RECIPE: Serves 6 - 8
To make the sauteed masala more quickly:
mix 1/2 cup of pre-fried onions with 3 Tbs. of Spice 'N Flavor Channa Masala and 1/4 cup of water, and saute in 2 Tbs. of oil for 2 to 3 mins or until the mixture becomes dry. Then continue from step 3. for easy cooking Soak the chick-peas in water overnight.
For a hotter curry, increase the amount of the Spice 'N Flavor Channa Masala, or add 1 or 2 chopped green chili peppers or add 1/2 tsp. of Spice 'N Flavor Red Chili Powder. For extra gravy (while cooking) add light cream or unsweetened coconut milk and simmer for 3 mins towards the end of cooking.
For exotic taste add 2 tsp. of molasses or brown sugar if available, in step 4.
If tamarind paste is not available use 1 Tbs. of Lemon/Lime Juice. If fresh ginger or garlic not available use 1 tsp. of dry powder.
Serve hot with rice (boiled or pilaf) or with any Indian bread, pita bread or any other bread. This may also be served as an accompaniment for chicken, steaks or roasts.
Ingredients : Spice 'N Flavor Channa Masala (in powder form) Spices, (including - Coriander Seeds, Red Chilli Pepper, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cloves and Cumin), Dried Green Mangoes, and Black Salt.