Chickpeas Stew – Slow cooked Channa masala

Another morning, breakfast schedule, ensure it is healthy and tasty and finally is it satisfying the morning hunger pangs after just having a glass of milk?? Check to all..

My slow cooked, or sometimes pressure cooked, and one pot channa masala or the chickpeas stew is th answer for all. Totally vegan, healthy nutrients packed, this is one super simple recipe if you have the ingredients and is totally a cracker side dish that will go with a variety of dishes.. Rice, Naan, Chapattis, Poori, Sandwiches, Tortilla, tacos and whatever not.. There have been times I have used this as a sauce for my linguini pasta dish with cheese grated inšŸ¤©


So, interested?? Scroll down for the preparation method.

Ingredients to make this dish – Serves 4

  1. Canned ready to use chickpeas or rehydrated cooked till soft chickpeas – 11/2 cups
  2. Large Onion, sliced – 1
  3. Small Tomato – 1
  4. Green chilly – 1
  5. Coriander leaves, chopped – 1/2 cup
  6. Juice of half a lime/lemon
  7. Turmeric powder – a pinch
  8. Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  9. Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  10. Ginger Garlic paste – 1tsp
  11. Oil – 1tbsp
  12. Water – 1 cup
  13. Salt as required

Preparation Method

  1. In a crockpot or a pressure cooker pan(if you are an impatient cook like me, yet want to taste all the goodness of the slow cooker) heat oil and sautĆ© few slices of onions and the ginger garlic pasteĀ WIN_20181107_10_26_14_Pro
  2. Once they are golden brown, all your other ingredients- chickpeas, rest of the onions, tomato, chilly, coriander leaves and mix wellĀ WIN_20181107_10_27_31_Pro
  3. Add the salt, turmeric, chilly powder and coriander powder along with the lemon juice and mix well again. If you have it, add half a teaspoon of garam masala, totally optional. This will rival the smells of Delhi street food when it cooks.Ā WIN_20181107_10_28_45_Pro
  4. Add the water and close the lid. If using pressure cooker, cook for about 5 whistles or in a slow cooker, cook in high for about 1-2 hoursĀ WIN_20181107_10_30_41_Pro
  5. Let the pressure cooker steam die, and open it. There you have it, the steaming hotĀ  spicy and delicious chickpeas stew. Garnish with coriander leaves..WIN_20181107_10_55_41_Pro


From my Instagram post –

Channa(chickpeas) masala.. Made for breakfast today to go with pooris
Deliciously hot and tangy,, lightly spiced with chilly powder, turmeric, coriander powder with sliced onions, tomatoes, green chillies and coriander.
Heat oil, sautƩ ginger garlic paste, and add all other ingredients including ready to cook chickpeas.

Slow cook in a crockpot or pressure cook in a cooker pan till they are done and the aroma of the curry waft through your house..
Garnish with ginger to spice it up all over againšŸ˜Š

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