Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This dish is very gud to go with puris, chapathis, dosa or idlis...Its very easy and very popular in any parties or functions.We can also taste the cooked channa's plainly as a evening snacks.Its very rich in protein too....So, lets have a look into this energy rich dish...

White Channa - 1 cup soaked overnight
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger-Garlic paster - 1 spoon
Chilli powder - 1 spoon
Coriander powder - 2 spoons
Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
Garam masala - 1/2 spoon (Optional)
Coriander leaves - few
Cumin seeds - 1/2 spoon
Salt for taste
oil - 1 tbsp


  • Drain the channa and pressure cook it with some salt (You can keep one or two whistle)
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds followed by onion and fry till it becomes golden brown.
  • Then add tomato and once it becomes soft add ginger-garlic paste and saute for few minutes.
  • At this point add all the masala ingrdients and fry for few minutes.
  • Once the masala gets cooked, add the cooked channa masala with required (little) water.
  • Cover and cook for atleast 15 minutes, so that the channa will absorb the masala within it.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves before you serve.

Tasty channa masala is now ready to go with your puris and chappatis.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Here is a simple and delicious dish for you all. Its very simple and interesting. Kids will like it a lot. Come on lets have a look.....


Basmati rice - 1 1/2 cup
Onion (medium size) - 1
Green peas - 3/4 cup
Green chillies -3
Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon stick - 1″
Bay leaves - 2
Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup
Coriander Leaves - a punch
Mint Leaves - a pinch
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

  • Heat oil in a cooker and add cumin seeds,Coarsely ground cardamom,bay leaves, cinnamon and cloves together.
  • Add mint and coriander leaves and fry for few minutes.
  • Now add the onions and split green chillies and saute and then add ginger garlic paste.
  • Now add soaked peas and cook for few mintues.
  • When the peas are coated with masala add basmati rice and add enough water and salt and close the pan.
  • Leave the cooker for two whistles and switch off the gas.
  • Hot peas pulao is ready.

Garnish with coriander leaveas and serve this delicious peas pulao with any raita.