Friday, May 25, 2012

Curried Chickpeas Masala Dosa

Today also we are going to see a another Main course entree with Chickpeas/Channa/Garbanzo beans. For this i made, Masala Dosa with curried chickpeas/chickpeas curry. I love dosa with stuffing a lot, i have posted a few variety of masala dosa recipes. Click Here for the recipes. This curried chickpeas recipe was slightly adapted from For this masala dosa i added few finely chopped onions,cilantro n drops of lemon juice. It tasted so yummy with refreshing flavors. I have tried a similar one with my Tomato Masala Dosa. This curried chickpeas masala dosa is very nutritious and filling...No need for special sidedish but it tasted yummy with Onion Tomato Cilantro Chutney n Sambar. First time i made this recipe with chutney n sambar but on that i couldn't able to click neatly, so again next day i made this curry but with store bought dosa batter...and also didn't get time to make chutney n sambar...on that day i was in hurry n also kids were at home...lots of confusion, so totally forgot to take Curried Chickpeas separately n clicked some closeup shots with dosa alone. If kids are at home, then i can't do any of my work properly...two naughtly boys will be troubling me lot. okk will move onto the recipe...

  1. Dosa Batter   as needed
  2. Chickpeas    1 cup (canned or freshly cooked)
  3. Onion    1 medium(finely chopped)
  4. Ginger garlic paste   1-2 tsp
  5. Tomato   1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  6. Coconut milk    2-3 tbsp
  7. Kashmiri Red chilli powder    2 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder    1/2 tsp
  9. Garam Masala Powder   1/4 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder   a pinch
  11. Cilantro   2-3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  12. Salt    to taste
  13. Oil    1-2 tsp
  14. Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp
For Topping
  • Red Onion  1/4cup(finely chopped)
  • Cilantro    3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  • Lemon juice   1/2 tsp
  • Combine onion,cilantro n lemon juice n keep aside until use.
  • Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add cumin seeds n wait till splutter.
  • Then add onions and saute till it turns translucent and add ginger garlic paste n saute until raw smell leaves.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes(carrots, if using) and saute till it turns soft n  mushy.
  • After that add kashmiri chilli,cumin n garam masala powder, stir fry for 1-2 minute.
  • Now add coconut milk n 2 tbsp water and bring to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add chopped cilantro and cook unitl the curry thicken.
  • That's it...Curried chickpeas/Chickpeas curry is ready .
  • To make Curried chickpeas masala dosa
  • Heat a tawa/griddle, pour a ladle ful of batter and spread in circular motion..make it thin crepes, as thin as possible.
  • Drizzle oil around the dosa n Wait for 2 minutes to cook dosa, then take 2 spoonful of curried chickpeas in the center, sprinkle onion-cilantro-lime mixture, fold the dosa n serve hot.
  • That's it...Curried Chickpeas Masala dosa ready. Enjoy with Coconut chutney / Sambar or as such.
I used dry chickpeas, so soaked it overnight, then pressure cooked before use.
In the step wise pic, i added few finely chopped carrots along with tomatoes but i forgot to add it on second time, so in the final pic carrots can also add carrots n other vegs to make it even more healthy n tasty.
With the above mentioned quantity you can make around 7 curried chickpeas masala dosa.
Adding lemony cilantro- onion is optional but it gives nice flavor n taste to the dosa.
You can even have this curried chicpeas with chapathi, n enjoy it as chapathi rolls!

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  1. Rendu dosa parcel pannunga udane Sangee, super super masala dosa.

    Seriously am inviting myself to ur place..

    1. Thanks Priya, U are most Welcome :)

  2. Looks so bright and lovely!..

  3. lovely clicks sangee.. looks terrific

  4. lovely click!...looks tempting!

  5. Awesome clicks........superb idea

  6. Super tempting dosa and mouthwatering presentation!

  7. no words to explain.. got stun with the snaps :) excellent and really awesome..

  8. Looks mouthwatering! the dosa seems so crispy!! Love it!

  9. the color is so vibrant..looks so delicious

  10. Very cool idea. chole in dosai. I am sure I will love this combination. Such mouth watering clicks.

  11. Great n amazing. Loved the look of the dosa...yummy!
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  12. Oh mine, super tempting masala dosas Sangee. Those clicks make me drool and I wish I could grab some right now :)

  13. This is sooooo tempting...what a wonderful idea to stuff dosa with chick peas...Love your clicks...

  14. Such an innovative masala Sangee....the color of the masala is too good. I'm gonna try this one for sure. Love your effort in explaining it step-by-step....good work.

  15. wow..very innovative.Looks yummy n mouth watering clicks.

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  17. Nice clicks and delicious recipe :)

  18. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... Super delicious and tempting recipe.. can't take my eyes from those amazing pictures.. Love the presentation too.. Awesome job dear :)
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  19. what a lovely picture...nice gravy and crispy doas to go along...yumm

  20. Looks so tempting and delicious,I too love have stuffed dosas like you.The channa masala got such a brilliant color,loved that color and your pictures make drooling and craving for it.Nice recipe dear..

  21. Love that Fiery-Red Color!!!!! Different n Yummy Stuffing!!!

  22. yummy n filling masala dosa, looks so wonderful!!

  23. Umm simply delicious! Digging that stuff dosa.

  24. Never tried dosas with chickpea stuffing. It looks so colorful.

  25. what an idea! this is a great rendition to our own lovely dosa :)


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