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Monday, May 27, 2013

Chickpeas Sandwich | Chana Masala Sandwich


Chickpeas Sandwich

Chickpeas is one of my favourite legume. It is rich in proteins and used extensively in India. It is called as Kondakadalai in tamil, kala chana in hindi and shanaga in telugu. Masala chana sandwich is an healthy snacks / breakfast prepared in Indian way. Kids will love this snacks. It makes  an easy nutritious lunch box recipe especially for kids. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Indian Chickpeas sandwich.




Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins 
Ready In:  30 mins 
Yields: 4 servings


Chickpeas Sandwich


Ingredients:
Kala Channa dal / Kondakadalai 
1 cup 
Toasted bread slices
8
Oil
2 tsp
Ginger and garlic finely chopped 
1 tbsp
Green Chilly finely chopped
2
Onion finely chopped
1/3 Cup
Capsicum chopped lengthwise
1/3 Cup
Tomato chopped
1/4 Cup
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Chilli powder
2 tsp
Salt
Coriander Leaves
For Garnishing

Instructions:
  • Soak chana over night and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles till it turns soft. strain extra water. (Use the water while preparing Kuzhambu)

    • Heat oil in a pan. Add finely chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies. Fry til raw smell goes off. Add onions and fry till they turn translucent.

    • Add tomatoes and fry till they turn mushy. Add capsicum and fry for 2-3 mins.


      • Add coriander powder and chilli powder. Add cooked chickpeas, salt and coriander leaves. mix well.


        • Using potato masher, mash the chick peas so that the masala blends with it.switch off the stove.

        • Toast bread slices. Take one slice. place the chick peas masala on top of it. Close it with another slice.

        Masala chana sandwich / Kabuli chana sandwich / Kondakadalai sandwich / Chickpeas sandwich / Vegetarian sandwich / Indian sandwich ideas
        Chickpeas Sandwich

        Tips:
        Adjust green chillies and chilli powder to your taste.
        Don't over cook capsicum, it will lose its crunchy nature.
        If you have sandwich maker, then skip toasting breads , place the masala between two bread slices and place it in sandwich maker.

        10 comments:

        1. this looks scrumptious,i was planning to make ,glad u have experimented and this has turned out wonderful.

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        2. Wat a wonderful,super filling,nutritious and satisfying sandwich.

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        3. healthy sandwich...zic zac drawing with tomato ketchup was amazing..love it..

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        4. Your recipes are fabulously creative, I mean who would have thought of making sandwich with chana? I sure saw it in your space and these are great esp for my other half who lives of bread.

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        5. Wow! Wonderful and delicious sandwiches Nithya :-)

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        6. lovely sandwich... really filling...

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        7. they look amazing ! very creative and great idea !

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        8. Delicious sandwich vth tempting filling.

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        9. Healthy and delicious filling...

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        10. Wow, you have combined health and taste!!! sounds like such a healthy and tasty recipe..

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