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Which is the Best Chana Masala?

March 14, 2022

Choley Masala, Chana Masala or chickpea curry is a popular north Indian delicacy with spicy gravy prepared with onions and tomatoes. Healthy, nourishing and rich in proteins, this chickpea dish is packed with comforting flavours. Usually, eaten with rice, poori, naan or any other bread, Chana masala is perfect meals for Sunday lunch or an evening get together. A wholesome dish is almost certainly present on any Indian menu around the world, be it a fine dining restaurant or dhaba on a highway.

With a base of onions and tomatoes and slowly cooked in pressure cooker, chickpeas are lusciously filled with flavours absorbed from spices and herbs. A potpourri of spices called Chana Masala offers a distinct flavour and aroma to the dish. It is a traditional Indian spice mix used for seasoning chana dishes to impart a delish note of flavour at home.
With Ceepee Spices, now prepare the scrumptious restaurant style choley masala at home with best chana masala. A combination of savoury, spicy, sweet and sour notes of Ceepee’s Chana masala goes perfectly well with earthiness of chickpeas.

Ingredients of Chana Masala

Here is the list of ingredients that are blend together to bring a mouth-watering flavour in your chana masala.

  • Jeera/Cumin Seeds – Offers warm, nutty and earthy notes to the blend
  • Coriander Seeds/ Sabut Dhaniya – Add texture to the dish and provides citrusy flavour
  • Carom Seeds/Ajwain –It has sharp and pungent flavour to offer to the spice mix
  • Fennel Seeds/ Saunf – Brings the sweet note to the delicacy
  • Black Peppercorns/ Kali Mirch – Offers warmth and heat
  • Black Cardamom
  • Green Cardamom – The aromatic skin and pods infuses nice flavours
  • Cloves – Brigs sweet yet pungent notes along with warmth
  • Kashmiri Dry red Chilli whole – It imparts a dash of zing as well as a distinct flavour
  • Cinnamon/ Dalchini – Slight sweetness and earthiness is essential for this mix
  • Bay Leaf/ tejpatta
  • Hing/ Asafoetida – Pungent flavour when cook is highly appetizing
  • Kasuri Methi/ Dry Fenugreek Leaves
  • Amchur Powder/ Dry Mango Powder – Offers a tanginess to the blend and the dish
  • Ginger Powder
  • Nutmeg Powder

Best Chana Masala

How to Store Chana Masala Powder

It is significant to store the spice blends properly. Make sure to remember the following tips to maintain the flavour and fragrance of the chana masala blend.

  • Store Chana Masala in an airtight container,
  • It can also be stored in a spice box in small quantity.
  • Keep the container in dark and cool place.

Although one can keep the blend for long time, but ultimately it will lose its aroma and flavour. It is advisable to buy the chana masala or any other blend in small batches.

Culinary Uses of Chana Masala

As the name goes, Chana Masala is used in preparation of chickpea curry or Punjabi Choley Masala. Served with roti, rice, naan, poori or chapatti, the choley sabzi or gravy dish, a dash of blend offers a profile of flavours to the dish. You can use chana masala for enhancement of flavours in following ways.

  • Use Chana Masala Powder for making any variation of Chana Masala Recipe including Punjabi Chana Masala
  • Use for preparing chana curry recipe for serving with rice.
  • A dash of mix into boiled chickpea salad is enough to give it a dash of zest.
  • The blend can be used for dry veggies and other lentil recipes to enhance flavours.

How to Select Chana Masala Powder

Chana masala powder is widely available in almost every Indian grocery store of various brands. However, while selecting the right brand make sure of certain points.

  • Always check the seal of a chana masala packet before you buy one.
  • Properly check the packet for any crack or if there is too much air filled in it.
  • Also, make sure to go through manufacturing date and expiry date of the packet. Prefer to choose a freshly packed powder.
  • As per your consumption, try to buy the small size packet for fresh consumption every time.

Chana Masala blend by Ceepee Spices, prepared with finest quality spices helps you to bring the essence of the classic chana masala delicacy to your table. Preparing it the traditional way or a fusion recipe, the flavours are delectable with our spice blend. Now buy Chana Masala online at various platforms at best reasonable price.



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