Chenna masala is a traditional and verypopular Punjabi recipe. Channa Masala is a great recipe for vegetarians, becausechick peas are rich in protein, fiber and iron. This is a traditional Indian seasoning for Chennamasala. This spicy powder takes the dish to an extra high level. This masala isvery handy and useful in making subzis and dals.
Ingredients to DRY ROAST
Cumin Seed/ (Jeera) 1 Tsp.
Coriander seeds/(Dhania) 1 Tbsp.
Black Pepper corns 1 Tsp.
Whole Cloves /(Laung) ½ Tsp.
Dry Red chilies 5 No.
Cinnamon /(Dal chini) 4sticks -1/2” long
Caraway Seeds/ Shah-Jeera 1 Tbsp.
Star Anise/Chakri Phool 1No.
Big Black cardamom/elaichi 2 pods
White Sesame Seeds/SafedTil 1 Tbsp.
Annar dana 1 Tsp.
Ingredients NOT to roast:
Hing/Asofoetida 1/4 Tsp.
Nutmeg powder 1/4 Tsp.
Lace/Javetri powder 1/4 Tsp.
Dry ginger powder 1/2 teaspoon
Small green cardamom/elaichi 1/2 tea spoon
Rock Salt/Kala Namak 1/2 Tbsp.
Dry roast all ingredients oneat a time on Medium heat till you can smell their aroma. Stir constantly. Cool all the ingredients.
Grind all roasted spices alongwith all other not to roast ingredients ,grind into smooth powder usingmixer/coffee/spice grinder.
Sieve powder masala, cooland store in air tight container..
You can use this powder for chick peas, Channa Masala is also great on: Vegetables, bread,curry, potatoes and stew.
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