Chenna masala is a traditional and verypopular Punjabi recipe. Channa Masala is a great recipe for vegetarians, becausechick peas are rich in protein, fiber and iron. This is a traditional Indian seasoning for Chennamasala. This spicy powder takes the dish to an extra high level. This masala isvery handy and useful in making subzis and dals. Cumin Seed/ (Jeera) 1 Tsp. Coriander seeds/(Dhania) 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper corns 1 Tsp. Whole Cloves /(Laung) ½ Tsp. Cinnamon /(Dal chini) 4sticks -1/2” long Caraway Seeds/ Shah-Jeera 1 Tbsp. Star Anise/Chakri Phool 1No. Big Black cardamom/elaichi 2 pods White Sesame Seeds/SafedTil 1 Tbsp. Ingredients NOT to roast: Lace/Javetri powder 1/4 Tsp. Dry ginger powder 1/2 teaspoon Small green cardamom/elaichi 1/2 tea spoon Rock Salt/Kala Namak 1/2 Tbsp.
- Dry roast all ingredients oneat a time on Medium heat till you can smell their aroma. Stir constantly. Cool all the ingredients.
- Grind all roasted spices alongwith all other not to roast ingredients ,grind into smooth powder usingmixer/coffee/spice grinder.
- Sieve powder masala, cooland 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.