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Punjabi Channa Masala [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Are you a fan of Channa Masala? I am. A huge one. This is not a regular channa masala. This is super special. No garlic/tomatoes. Cooked with tamarind, it is one of those curries which will definitely stand out in the lot. This recipe has been passed over for generations and I am sure it will for many more. I have eaten a fair share of curries but nothing this unique.

Not Your Regular Channa Masala-An Authentic Punjabi Version [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Ingredients

Spice Mix:

  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 red chili
  • 10 nos black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds

Channa Masala:

  • 1/2 cup dry chickpeas–soaked overnight with 3 cloves, 1 black cardamom, 2 dry chilies
  • 1-finely chopped large red onion
  • 1 tbsp+1.5 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp tamarind-tightly packed soaked in 1.5 cups hot water.
  • Chili powder (extra) – if needed
  • 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Coriander leaves – a handful-finely chopped
  • Juice from lemon juice and finely chopped onions- garnish

Preparation

  1. In a pressure cooker/stock pot, boil chickpeas (with salt and turmeric-use 1/2 tsp here) until soft in 2 cups water. Drain and store this stock (you can use some in this curry [or] in any other soups)
  2. After they are done, take 1/4 cup chickpeas out-mash it well[or[chuck them in food processor-this is what adds a creamy texture to your curry. Add it back to your pressure cooker. Place this aside.
  3. Roast Spice Mix in 1 tsp of oil and then grind in a spice mill
  4. Get your hands dirty and massage, squeeze the tamarind pulp, take the juices out and keep the pulp aside. You will need this for your second extract. Use 1/2 cup of drained water and add it to the pulp. Massage again and extract more juices. Discard the pulp.
  5. To a sauce pan, add a tbsp of oil, once hot, add onions and fry until golden brown.
  6. Add the spice mix fry for a minute until this awesome aroma fills the house :)
  7. Add tamarind extract, salt, rest of turmeric and let it boil for 12 mins on a medium heat.
  8. Do a taste check if you need more heat, throw some chili powder in.
  9. Add it to the stockpot/pressure cooker, cover and let it simmer for 8 mins on medium heat.
  10. If it is too thick, you can add the drained water and make it watery.
  11. Remove off heat and add coriander leaves
  12. Serve with finely chopped raw onions and lemon juice with any rice/flatbreads

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Dairy-free sweets and meat-free dinners with Indian flair. I am Charanya, a vegan and gluten-free blogger and founder of Yes, I am Vegan. I am an IT lecturer by day and blogger by night. I have been vegan for three years now and gluten-free, the last year. One common question I get asked is, what do you eat? That's why I started blogging, to show the world, vegan and gluten-free food isn't hard to cook. You just need to look for it.


 

 



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