Sunday, April 02, 2006

Chickpeas & Cauliflower Masala !

Indo-Chinese Fusion cooking at it's best!!

Yum yum Chickpeas and Cauliflower Masala...

This Ginger flavoured Cauliflower with Channa tastes delicious.


1 Cup Channa pre-boiled
1 Cauliflower steamed and pan fried with butter/oil
Coriander leaves for Garnishing
Curry leaves 1 sprig
1 large Onion, thinly sliced/chopped
1tsp Garam masala powder
1 tbsp Ginger Gratings
1 tsp chilli powder
Salt as reqd
3 tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp mustard
1/2tsp Black Pepper powder

For wet Masala:

5-6 Red Tomatoes
1 tsp Garlic paste
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Vinegar/lemon juice
2 tbsp Tomato ketchup
1/2 cup Tomato puree
1tsp sugar
water as reqd


Heat oil in a pan add Mustard,Onions and Curry leaves & fry till transparent but not brown. Add Channa, Cauliflower ,Ginger gratings , salt, chilli powder, turmeric, and saute for few mts.Later add the masala (Tomatoes + Garlic paste + Ginger paste+ garam masala ) After few minutes add the tomato ketchup, tomato puree ,vinegar/lemon juice,sugar and water. Cover the pan & let it simmer till done. Finally add the black pepper powder & garnish with coriander leaves (optional