Saturday 26 April 2014

Chickpeas Soyachunks Masala

Usually we make masala either with chickpeas or with soyachunks separately, i crossed this masala dish from a paper cut which my mom saved a long back. Actually this masala is a dry curry which goes awesome with rice, rotis as simply as filling with bread slices. A quick side dish to have with any dish actually. Simple grounded masala gives a wonderful flavour to this dry curry and the spices goes for making masala is quite enough to give the spiciness to this simple and delicious masala. You can even have this masala as snacks if you like both chickpeas and soyachunks very much.

Definitely a different dish from the usual masalas we make with chickpeas or soyachunks. You can skip chickpeas or either soyachunks and make this masala just with any of these both ingredients. The choice is yours, i enjoyed thoroughly this masala with a bowl of rasam rice and trust me this masala tastes absolutely divine as side dish with a simple bowl of ric too. This post goes  for the CC Challenge of the month.Sending this dish to CWS- Chickpeas guest hosted by Nalini.

1cup Cooked chickpeas
15nos Soyachunks (cooked in hotwater)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
Few curry leaves

To grind:
1no Onion (chopped roughly)
2nos Dry red chillies
1no Cloves
1/2inch Cinnamon stick
2nos Garlic cloves
1tsp Peppercorns
1ts Fennel seeds
1tsp Poppyseeds
1/4cup Grated coconut
1tsp Cumin seeds

Grind the cumin seeds, fennel seeds,poppy seeds, cinnamon stick,cloves, chillies together as coarse paste.

Add the garlic, coconut,onion and grind again everything as bit coarse paste (dont add water).

Heat oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal, add the curry leaves and fry.

Now add the grounded paste,turmeric powder, salt and cook in simmer until a nice aroma comes from.

Add now the cooked chickpeas,cooked soyachunks, toss everything gently until they gets well coated with the spice paste.

Serve hot with rice.


Home Cooked food said...

That's one amazing combo. Love it.

great-secret-of-life said...

looks yum! amazing combo...

Unknown said...

Love soya chunks,,,and unique combo here

Sundari Nathan said...

nice combo!! looks very yummy!!

Pavani said...

Wow, that is a yummy curry with chole & soy chunks..

Unknown said...

Looks super tasty and yummy !!

Fullscoops said...

Flavorful and yummy!

Kim said...

looks like a very interesting combination.

Chef Mireille said...

tasty protein rich dish for sure but looks uber delish

Srivalli said...

Wow Priya what an idea..looks so good, I am sure this makes a great tiffin for kids!