Mangalorean Tendli and Chana Masala

Mangalorean Tendli and Chana Masala

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This tendli preparation is truly packed with punch! While boiled kala chana adds an interesting textural dimension to the dish, a special masala paste made of spices, coconut, tamarind and other ingredients gives it a fabulous blast of flavour.

The paste has a spicy and tangy flavour, which seeps through the tendli making it super tasty. Be patient and cook the tendli and chana with the masala for the specified time, to let the flavour deepen delightfully.

Enjoy the Mangalorean Tendli and Chana Masala hot, with rice or rotis .

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Mangalorean Tendli and Chana Masala recipe - How to make Mangalorean Tendli and Chana Masala

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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  1. Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the coriander, cumin seeds, ¼ tsp mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and red chillies and dry roast on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  2. Once cooled slightly, combine the coconut, onion, garlic, tamarind pulp and ½ cup of water in a mixer and blend it till smooth. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add ½ tsp mustard seeds and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the tendli and sauté on a medium flame for 4 minutes.
  5. Add the prepared coconut paste and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the kala chana, salt and 1¼ cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add coriander, mix well and serve hot.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy132 cal
Protein3.7 g
Carbohydrates9.2 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat9.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium34 mg

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Mangalorean Tendli and Chana Masala
 on 01 Jul 17 04:27 PM

This a very tradional recipe.. the spiciness of the masala is just perfect.. made neer dosa as a combination..It was a great hit..