Monday, August 30, 2010


Its true that addition of Cashews in any recipe makes the dish tastes royal, rich and a creamy one. This is the first time I tried adding cashews into channa masala for a change. It was truly awesome and was appreciated by my family memebers. Its simple and easy, flavored with a mild blend of spices. It turned out too good. Perfect to have with chappaties or phulkas.


1 1/2 Cup Boiled Chickpeas.

1/2 Cup Cashews.

2 Onions.

1 Tomato.

4 to 5 Cloves.

3 Cinnamon stick.

2 Cardamom.

1 Star anise.

3 Peppercorns.

1 tsp Tomato paste.

1 tbsp Chopped Ginger.

1 tbsp Chopped Garlic.

2 tsp Red chilli pd.

1 tsp Turmeic pd.

1 tsp Coriander pd.

1/2 Cup Milk.

1 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

Coriander leaves for garnish.


Soak the cashews in milk and keep aside.

In a pan heat oil. Add whole garam masala. Fry them for a sec. Then drop ginger-garlic and onions. Saute onions till they become translucent. Now add tomatoes, tomato paste, red chilli pdr, coriander pdr, turmeric pdr,and salt. Later add only the cashews. [Make sure you use the milk for the grinding purpose.] Saute till u get a nice aroma and all the ingredients are well fried in oil. Remove from flame and let it cool.

Now grind the mixture into smooth paste adding adequate milk. In a pan add oil and drop in the smooth cashew masala paste and saute. Add boiled chickpeas with adjusted salt. Add water or milk if neccessary. Depends upon the consistency u need.

Lastly garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chappaties.



Happy Cook said...

I agree cashewnuts makes everything creamy and delicous. This channa curry looks so good, i am bookmarking this one.

Pari said...

Creamy and mild textured gravy, looks good.

Prathibha said...

Looks really rich n creamy....Nice gravy...

aipi said... creamy n delish looking chana masala..very tempting Suma!!

Suman Singh said...

great..the gravy looks so rich and creamy..never made gravy like this before..looks the last click..beautiful!

Priya said...

Very rich and creamy channa masala, looks fantastic..

♥Aps♥ said...

I agree cashew makes the gravy royal :)
Nd i loved this :)


Wow,rich gravy,sounds yumm!

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks all 4 the sweet comments

Babli said...

Very nice and innovative recipe. Looks fabulous and tempting.

Jaishree said...

Wow! The gravy looks so rich and creamy..nice click! very tempting suma:)

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I like the addition of cashews here ...Makes the gravy rich and creamy...Nice space dear...Will keep coming here for more...
Hamaree Rasoi

Vandana Rajesh said...

very rich and creamy look Suma, would go very well for dinner with hot chapatis...bookmarked:)

Suma Rajesh said...

thank u :)

meeso said...

Looks rich and creamy!