Chenna masala is a traditional and very popular Punjabi recipe. Channa Masala is a great recipe for vegetarians, because chick peas are rich in protein, fiber and iron. This is a traditional Indian seasoning for Chenna masala. This spicy powder takes the dish to an extra high level. This masala is very handy and useful in making subzis and dals.
Ingredients to DRY ROAST
Cumin Seed/ (Jeera) 1 Tsp.
Coriander seeds/ (Dhania) 1 Tbsp.
Black Pepper corns 1 Tsp.
Whole Cloves /(Laung) ½ Tsp.
Dry Red chilies 5 No.
Cinnamon /(Dal chini) 4 sticks -1/2” long
Caraway Seeds/ Shah-Jeera 1 Tbsp.
Star Anise/Chakri Phool 1 No.
Big Black cardamom/elaichi 2 pods
White Sesame Seeds/Safed Til 1 Tbsp.
Annar dana 1 Tsp.
Ingredients NOT to roast:
Hing/Asofoetida 1/4 Tsp.
Nutmeg powder 1/4 Tsp.
Lace/Javetri powder 1/4 Tsp.
Dry ginger powder 1/2 tea spoon
Small green cardamom/elaichi 1/2 tea spoon
Rock Salt/Kala Namak 1/2 Tbsp.
- Dry roast all ingredients one at a time on Medium heat till you can smell their aroma. Stir constantly. Cool all the ingredients.
- Grind all roasted spices along with all other not to roast ingredients ,grind into smooth powder using mixer/coffee/spice grinder.
- Sieve powder masala, cool and store in air tight container..
- You can use this powder for chick peas, Channa Masala is also great on: Vegetables, bread, curry, potatoes and stew.