And as I'm going to be eating a lot anyway, why not make it all healthy? Plus, developing likes to healthy food now might make it easier for me during the last few months(I am a big biryani fan. I love, love, loooove all kinds of biryanis). Not that we can predict anything with pregnancy :) .. This is my second baby and I'm all happy and excited! My last went into a c-section coz baby was weighty. So this time I want to try keeping a check on it...
I've opted out of our usual rice for lunch and dinner and turned to chappatis and brown bread.
To go with it I made some chana masala.
This is just me putting all the spices and ingredients I like. It might not be the authentic chana masala recipe :)
But it was yummy enough so I give u a 'go-ahead' to try my recipe without fear of having to throw it in the trash :P
What all you'll need:
- 1.5 cups chickpeas (soaked over night in water, then pressure cooked with a little turmeric and salt)
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium sized tomato, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp chana masala powder(I use Shan chana masala)
- 2 green chillies
- a handful coriander leaves, chopped
- 2 tbsp lemon juice (I like to add a lot more)
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the chopped onions. Stir and cook until it start turning slightly brown
- Add tomatoes and green chillies. Stir and add in chilli powder, turmeric powder, chana masala powder and salt.
- Let it cook for at least 2-3 minutes and then add in the cooked chick peas. Mix and lower flame and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Add water if needed, dont let it burn. Switch off flame when u get thick gravy.
- Add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
- Enjoy! :)
It's a great snack to have with tea. I had it with chappati & low fat yogurt for dinner.