Sunday, May 16, 2010

Superman's Chole masala

Hey guys am back after my not well exams but fully charged up and more enthusiastic than before I should say . As you all know, His Cooking event is going on hosted by Priti Singh. I was eagerly waiting for my exams to get over just to post all my Superman's Recipes .



When Priti announced this event, I like a child went to him and said ' Hari, His cooking event is going on and I want you to contribute some ( not one ;) atleast to keep my blog alive . He was so happy as if he was waiting for this for so long . Yeah I should have got a hint when he was looking at me with one evil smile when mailing my friends asking them to contribute some recipes . I could see the happiness on his face when I asked him , but immediately his ego man popped up and acted ' what will I get if I cook  for your blog ' . I said I can show everybody how great a cook you are . ( Frankly, I never wanted others to know that he is a better cook than me :D) .
I have almost forgotten about this event , immediately after exams are over, he said tomorrow I want to cook. I have never let him cook in the last 1 year and am sure I have deprived him of his pleasure of cooking and domintaing me. I said yes because he promised to get me food processor.
Well, morning he got up a way before me and was in the kitchen cooking something.I lazily got out of the bed to see what he was doing. He had almost finished everything and I absolutely dint do anything.
I blew out of the air when he said softly ' GET YOUR CAMERA , LETS SEND THIS TO HIS COOKING EVENT ' . I stupidly felt so romantic ( seriously dunno why I felt ) .
He was still making pooris when I was taking these pictures instructing me from the kitchen how to take pictures. I for the first time in my felt happy when he was cooking .
This is one of his specialities and am with full jealous sending this to Priti Singh's HIS COOKING EVENT
Ingredients :

  1. Channa - 1 Cup
  2. Jeera - 1 tsp.
  3. Coriander seeds - 1 tsp.
  4. Onion - 2 mid sized onions.
  5. Tomato - 1 no.
  6. Cinnamon - 3 1/2 " sticks
  7. Garlic - 4 pods
  8. Ginger - 1/2 inch
  9. Tamarind - 1 small marble size
  10. Everest Chole masala - 3 tsp.
  11. Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.
  12. Jeera Powder - 1 tsp.
  13. Garam masala - 1 tsp.
  14. Oil
  15. Salt to taste.



Method :
  1. Boil channa softly say for about 25 mins in medium flame.
  2. Grind 2 mid sized large onions along with Garlic and ginger and keep it aside.
  3. Grind a handful of Boiled Channa into a thick liquid. 
  4. Heat oil in a kadai.
  5. Add Cinamon after the oil is heated nicely.
  6. Immediately add the ground onion + garlic + ginger. Fry till it becomes golden brown.
  7. Add the cut tomato into the kadai.
  8. Add salt, coriander powder (1 spoon),  Jeera powder (1 spoon), Chole masala (3 spoon) and garam masala (1 spoon)  one after the other. When adding each of the spices, stir the tomato nicely so that the spices are well absorbed. Give around 30 seconds after adding one spice, before the next spice is added.
  9. By the time all spices are added, the tomato will have mixed well with the onion (and no pieces will be seen).
  10. Add the tamarind extract. This is added to give a tangy taste. 
  11. Wait for tamarind extract  to come to a boil.
  12. Now add the thick liquidy ground channa.
  13. The ground onion, tomato and ground channa gives the base for the curry.
  14. Wait for it to come to a boil.
  15. Add the rest of the boiled channa pieces along with water. You could use  the water used for boiling the channa.
  16. Boil the mix nicely while stirring ocassionaly so that the base for the curry does not settle at the bottom.
  17. Once the mixture start simmering, check for correctness of salt and channa masala.
  18. Boil the mixture until you get the correct thickness of the gravy (i like semi-thick. you may want to control the amount of water you add).
Thanks Hari for typing elaborately whatever you had done and not putting me to type.None of my posts is as elaborate as this I guess. I know he is a true passionate cook !!!

33 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow, that was an enjoyable read,loved every word,straight from ur heart. Lucky u, job well done. Very tasty looking chole,loved the fluffy puris too. Kudos to ur husband and looking to see more recipes from him too :):)

Hari Chandana said...

looks spicy and tasty.. perfect presentation..

asiya omar said...

my favourite chole masala,yummmmm...surely i 'll make.

SS said...

Very cute! :) Yummy and pleasantly surprising start to your day! Cheers!

Sushma Mallya said...

So lucky your that your husband can cook such delicious food...chole looks so perfect and delicious...

Kiran said...

Welcome back Pavithra.Wow a very delicious chole and puri .Wonderful combination,very nicely presented.Your superman truly is a super chef.

PranisKitchen said...

pavitra delicious chole masala..what a combination..nice platter.
so u enjoyed his cooking..really yummy this superman's
chole masala

Jay said...

Spicy n rich masala...Lovely click..enjoyed your cute presentation dear.
You are most welcome to my space.

Swathi said...

Pavithra,

His chole masala looks really yummy.

Priti said...

Dear it was such a treat to read this post...so cute and sweet....well you have got all that I had in mind while thinking about this event..it's all about having the fun and looks like u had loads of it...Thanks for the lovely entry and convey my thanks n regards to Hari too.

Krishnaveni said...

delicious masala looks awesome with those tempting puris

Nithya said...

Yummy channa.. looks really tasty :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Pavi you are so lucky to have a helping hubby like him :-)
Chole looks perfect and very nicely presented too.

Hamaree Rasoi

AshKuku said...

Hey Kudos to HIM!!!!! That is undoubtedly an awesomely prepared Chole!!!!! Loved the color. the texture, the feel...... Oh!.... U must have savored it whole.... And no to forget the pooris look yum too.. perfect combo just like u & HIM!!!! ;-) Hugs ))))

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Pavithra, thats very romantic :) The chole masala looks perfect. Definitely ur hubby is a gr8 cook.

Yummy Team said...

Yummy chole masala..You are really lucky, Pavithra :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

nice reading ur post dear...
Chole looks perfect :-)
gr8 job by ur hubby..

CHAITRA said...

All the very best to u.....
Pass me that plate plsssssssssss.Drop in sometime

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

that palatte is mouthwatering..send me dear...i m droling by ur pics

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow looks like your hubby did a great job dear...superb :)..you are one lucky girl :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

மிக அருமையாக இருக்கு!!

Srimathi said...

Chole is what I ate on friday, but I would love to have it with puri.

Aparna said...

wow luks yummy with poori..:)

GayathriRaj said...

Hey first time to ur blog and u have a lovely space...and the recipes are mouth watering...the title is good ... thanks for sharing...started following u too...

Uma said...

mmm. chole looks so mouth-watering. Nice combo with puris.

SathyaSridhar said...

Pavi,, how are you ter dear?...well surprise you came with ur hubby's cooking me also started this week's post from my hubby's cooking...hmm,,,sundal kulambhu super ah irukku...un hubby really great cook dear..u r soo lucky..hereafter u can try his kaimanam niraintha saapadu.

Malar Gandhi said...

Haha nice to read...interesting. Lovely Chole...perfect with pooris. Superb.

Rajee said...

Lovely chole and an interesting read :-)

SS said...

Chole masala looks great pavitra..thanks for visiting my blog and being a follower

SS said...

Chole masala looks great pavitra..thanks for visiting my blog and being a follower

SS said...

Chole masala looks great pavitra..thanks for visiting my blog and being a follower

women-wisdom.com said...

Indeed a superb masala. I love the masala and the way u go through. Fantastic dear.

Richa said...

Hey ,Nice blog .visiting your blog for the first time (came here frm priti's His Cooking Event)Fantastic recipes,nice click .Visit mine sometime too.