Chana Masala is one of the most liked side dish for Poori at home. Sunday Breakfast is mostly Poori Channa and it’s with difficulty that I have to get the kids try some other side dishes.
During the initial days of marriage, Sundays was always a time to relax with a cup of coffee and read the papers and if time permits, watch the Rangoli on TV. Off late I have not been following this ritual, what with the kids getting up with us and at times we find we don’t have time to drink the coffee properly too. Kids are adorable no doubt but taxing at times.
My daughter when she was until 3 or 4, used to sleep along with us and wake up the same time. So never really gives us time to even sit for a moment. Now I find she sleeps late on holidays. But at times, on Sundays she gets up with any nudge from us. My twins on the other hand, off late have got into habit of sleeping after we do, and getting up along with us. But whatever happens, Sundays are dedicated to Pooris. This gives us the pickup needed to run around for the next whole week. This is also to ensure we don’t get hungry for a quick lunch, as Sundays it’s always late lunch.
Step by Step Recipe for making Channa for Poori
Saute Onion paste
Add ginger garlic paste
Then goes the tomato puree
Pressure cook Chickpea and mash handful of the channa for thickening the gravy
Add water and bring to boil.