Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Channa masala with potato and bhatura recipe

A delicious channa masala recipe with tomato, coriander leaves ginger ground and added to the gravy, makes it unique and delicious! A recipe contribution from my friend sangeeta. Both turns out really tasty.

Channa and Batura


Channa Masala:


Channa 1/4 kg or less
onions 2 finely chopped
potato 1 big boiled,mashed
Dhania powder 2 tsp
Red chillies powder 1 tsp(accordingly as u are adding green chillies with tomatoes)
Garma masala or channa masala 1 tsp
turmeric 1/4 tsp
bay leaf 1
Oil 3 tbsp
Salt as per your taste
To Grind:
Tomatoes 2
Green chillies 3
Ginger 1"inch
Coriander Less than quarter bunch


1. Soak Channa overnight.
2. Boil channa in cooker adding Little salt until soft.
3. In a pan add oil,fry bay leaf,add the onions,fry till light brown
4.Now add the mashed potato and mix well.
5. Add the tomato mixture and the masala powders. Mix till it leaves oil.
6. Add the boiled channa. mix well
7. Add water (u can also add the water in which we boiled channa) according to the consistency required
8. Boil the channa for 10 mints in low flame.
9.Serve with batura.

For batura:

Maida - 2 cups
Wheat flour - 1 hand
Curd - 2 tbsp
Salt,water - As needed


  1. Knead the dough
  2. Roll into desired size,bit thicker than our normal pooris and fry the baturas.
  3. Serve with channa masala!
Only two days for the New Year to come,and at this point I am very happy to announce you that I am hosting an event for the first time in my blog and the credit goes to Srivalli of Cooking4allseasons!! Yes! For the next fresh month January of the very new year 2009,I am going to host the event of  Microwave Easy cooking, fondly referred as MEC.So far,this event has been very useful and a hit among the bloggers...thanks to Srivalli,for bringing up a nice theme:)Hope you all will send me entries that will overflow my mail box!

And the Theme is MEC: Paneer.....

To participate in this event, please make sure of the below points:
1. Cook any dish in Microwave using Paneer. It can be a starter, Main Course, Side dish or Sweets/Dessert.
2. Link back to this post and  MEC: Announcement.
3.Kindly use the attached Logo.
4.Send in your entries with MEC:Paneer as subject line,to tvijayanand1904@gmail.com with the below details:
Your Name:
Blog Name:
Dish Name:
Recipe Type:
Post URL:
Last date for sending in your entries is Jan 31st.
Round-up of the event will be posted on February 1st week.
You can send as many entries as you want,and if you already have a dish in your blog which satisfies the needs of the event,you can send that also,but kindly repost it in your blog for the event!
5.Non blogger's entries also are welcome! Send your recipe and picture of the dish to the given mail ID...

I am not able to post my recipes this month and missed some of your posts also,kindly bear with me for another 2 weeks,I will be back as usual!!!


48 Stars(comments):

  1. will surely send in something. happy new year :)

  2. will definitey send and entry...

    have a great year ahead!

  3. Nice event, will try to send something too...Enjoy hosting dear...

    Bhatura looks fluffy n soft, would love to have them rite now...delicious!!

  4. Thanks for hosting Raji...Wish you a happy new year!

  5. Nice event and the poori with channa looks drooling.

  6. already have a paneer microwve dish in my blog..will try something new for the event..

  7. Btw. happy new year!!!

  8. Hey .. congrats hosting your first event Raks... Channa Bhatura is my favorite.. looks great.

    Wishing you a very happy new year.

  9. that looks delicious.

    happy new year to you and your family! Looking forward to many delicious posts in 2009

  10. That is a great start:) Lovely choice... Let is see what I can whip up for u! Happy New Year!

  11. Congrats on your first event! I will try to send in something too... Happy New Year!

  12. Best wishes to you and your family for a joyous and peaceful 2009.
    Happy New Year!

  13. Best wishes to you and your family for a joyous and peaceful 2009.
    Happy New Year!

  14. Happy hosting.Have a wonderful and healthy new year:)

  15. Nice theme for the event. Will be back in S'Pore by next week. Will try to participate. Happy New Year to you and family :)

  16. Channa Bhatura look mouth watering...Happy new year 2009!

  17. Happy Hosting! Happy New Year and yummy recipe.

  18. Glad to note abt yr Event... Nice Event on right time (New yrs new event...) Congrats and count me in...

  19. nice theam will try some HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AnD yOUR FAMiLY

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  21. Nice selection for MEC. Have to wear my thinking cap now ;-)

    Wish you a very happy new year RAKS. Channa batura looks soo tempting.

  22. Wish you and your family a very happy New Year!
    nice event.. unfortunately i have stopped using micro :(

  23. Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year 2009!

  24. Great event Raji. Channa bhatura looks tempting. My all time favourite. I am in for your event.

  25. channa battura looks so nice.my daughter loves it. i made it once at home.will try ur version too.

  26. Happy New Year to you..Will keep ur event in mind and make something..

  27. congrats hosting your first event. Channa batura looks soo tempting...

  28. Wish you a very Happy New Year! Great to see you are hosting an event. Microwave does not fit our theme of traditional, but will surely participate from my second blog!!

  29. Looks soo.. yummy. Wish u a very happy new year.

  30. That looks delicious! Count me in for the event!

  31. Hi,
    nice event will surely send my recipe.
    gr8 dish my fave too..

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  33. Hi, i love the detailed instructions and pix in your blog. Will try to send something in for this event. Do visit my new blog sometime - I blog from sg as well :)

  34. Bhatura looks soft and yummy... :) Happy new year dear

  35. Wish You a very Happy New Year :) The channa bhatura looks very delicious, love the color and fluffiness of the bhatura...

  36. Happy new year!! Lovely recipe..!!
    Do check my new blog at http://www.sanghi-worldfoodtreat.blogspot.com and leave ur comments.

  37. Hi Raks, happy new year to you too! Poori-Chana..slurp!!:))

    My daughter loved Paneer, let me see if I can squeeze in one for you. MW Paneer dishes are hard to find but enjoy the event.

  38. its long since I made baturas! feel like eating if someone can make them for me! feel really lazy these days!

  39. fluffy soft batura...lovely recipe

  40. Oh please, come on...this makes me hungry!

  41. we are up for the competition. Happy New Year and the Batura looks yummy.

  42. nice event, will try to send something.

  43. hey RAJ, how r u? happy new year to you!
    Haven't had bf yet, so drooling , drooling looking at the pictures.. :)

  44. Nice event. Will try to send something.
    Channa Batura looks really tempting.

  45. Happy Hosting.. Will surely send in my entry..

  46. Let's see whether I do something paneery! It is rare but sometimes I make it for the kids:). Chana bhatura looks superb, Raks!

  47. Happy hosting, ;ll try to send something...


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