August 16, 2013

Bread and Channa Masala - Tiffin Idea

 I have tasted bread and peas masala in Saravana Bhavan.I love them.I wanted to make it at home,i have used ChannaMasala,i think you can use any beans and give a try.

I had used butter to saute ,it gives a unique taste to the dish.Cook the channa to soft by adding a small stick of cinnamon and 1 cardamom.

  1. Cooked Channa- 2 cup
  2. Butter - 1 tbsp
  3. Tomato-2 ,medium ,pureed
  4. Turmeric pwd- 1/4 tsp
  5. Chilli Powder- 1 1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander pwd- 1 tsp
  7. Kashmiri Chilli pwd- 1/2 tsp
  8. Salt to taste
To Grind
  1. Poppy Seeds-1/4 tsp
  2. Cashew nuts- 8 nos
  3. Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
  4. Saunf-1/4 tsp
Just grind them to coarse then add the below ingredients and grind them.
  1.  Onion- 2 medium,chopped
  2.  Ginger- 1/2 tsp
  3.  Garlic- 2 pod
Dont need to add water ,grind them into smooth paste.

Whole Garam Masala
  1. Cinnamon- 1 small stick
  2. Cardamom-2 
  3. Bay Leaf- 2 
  4. Clove - 2

  1. Heat oil and butter in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add the whole garam masala when it splutters add the ground paste.
  3. Cook in medium flame for 10min, till it leaves oil.
  4. Now add the pureed tomato and all the powders ,salt and saute it for 6min.
  5. Now add the cooked channa and saute it for another 3min.
  6. Now add the 2 cups of water ,mix it well.
  7. Pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
  8. When cools down ,garnish with coriander leaves 
  9. Serve on a toasted bread with a lemon wedge.


  1. Yummy dish hubby loves it with bread

  2. Channa masala looks yummy cute bowl too.

  3. I have to make don't know about bread. Somehow no matter how hard I try, I can get on with eating bread but......... the masala is what I want, flavorful and awesome.

  4. Nutritious and filling dish, prefect and brilliant idea.

  5. Nice dish..the preparation of channa masala is interesting n delicious!

  6. This is a great idea!! Looks yummy!!

  7. Delicious. healthy and yummy recipe Meena :-)