Chole Masala recipe | How to make Channa Masala recipe | Breakfast

Chole Masala recipe | How to make Channa Masala recipe | Breakfast
Chole Masala recipe | How to make Channa Masala recipe | Breakfast

Chole Masala (Channa Masala) is an authentic Punjabi recipe served with bhature or poori. Chole Masala or Channa Masala is prepared with chickpeas or channa and flavoured with onions, tomato, basic spices and flavoured spices. Channa Masala is one among the most popular North-Indian recipe prepared by most of the Indians.

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Chole Masala Video recipe / Channa Masala YouTube –

Chole Masala (Channa) is packed with protein and very healthy dish, that goes out well for breakfast and lunch.


  • Channa / Chickpeas (overnight soaked) / ஊற வைத்த கொன்டைகடலை – 1 cup
  • Onions / வெங்காயம் – 3 nos (medium size)
  • Tomato / தக்காளி – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Garam Masala / கரம் மசாலா – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder / மல்லி தூள் – 2 tsp
  • Chilli powder / வத்தல் பொடி – 1 tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste / இஞ்சிபூண்டு விழுது – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை – 2 sprigs
  • Coriander leaves / கொத்தமல்லி – a handful
  • Cinnamon / பட்டை – 1 nos
  • Star Anise / அன்னாசிப்பூ – 1 no
  • Cloves / கிராம்பு – 3 nos
  • Bay leaf / பிரிஞ்சி இலை – 2 nos
  • Green chilli / ப..மிளகாய் – 1 no
  • Salt / உப்பு – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Oil / எண்ணெய் – 1 tbsp


  • Pressure-cook, overnight soaked channa for 5 whistles.
  • Grind onion and tomato separately to a fine paste, without adding water.
  • Heat oil in a vessel, add flavoured spices, curry leaves, green chill and cook for a min.
  • Pour in the ground onion paste along with ginger-garlic paste, and cook for few mins or until the onion paste turns golden brown in color.
  • Pour in the tomato paste and cook for few mins or until it becomes dry and raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the spice powders (chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala) and cook until the raw smell of the masala goes off.
  • Pour in the pressure-cooked chickpeas or channa along with the water, add salt and pour another ½ cup of water.
  • Cook in medium flame, until the masala thickens and the oil starts floating on the top of the curry.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves, once the oil starts floating on the top of the curry and remove it from fire.

Serve hot with Bhature or Poori or Chapathi.


சென்னா மசாலா செய்முறை:

  • ஊற வைத்த கொன்டைகடலையை, குக்கரில் 4 விசில் வைக்கவும்..
  • ஒரு பாத்திரத்தில், எண்ணெய் ஊற்றி, சூடானவுடன் வாசணை பொருட்கள், கறிவேப்பிலை, ப..மிளகாய் சேர்த்து வதக்கவும்..
  • அத்துடன் அரைத்து வைத்த வெங்காய விழுது மற்றும் இஞ்சி பூண்டு விழுது சேர்த்து வெங்காயம் பொன்னிறமாகும் வரை சிறிது நேரம் வதக்கவும்..
  • பின்னர் அரைத்து வைத்த தக்காளி விழுது சேர்த்து பச்சை வாசணை போகும் வரை வதக்கவும்..
  • வதங்கிய பின் மிளகாய் தூள், மல்லி பொடி, கரம் மசாலா சேர்த்து பச்சை வாசணை போகும் வரை சூருள வதக்கவும்..
  • வேக வைத்த கொன்டைகடலையை தண்ணீருடன் சேர்த்து ஊற்றி, உப்பு சேர்த்து, சிறிதளவு தண்ணீருடன் கொதிக்கவிடவும்..
  • எண்ணெய் தெளிந்து, மசாலா கெட்டியாக வந்தபின், கொத்தமல்லி தழை தூவி இறக்கவும்..

சென்னா மசாலா அல்லது சோலே மசாலா ரெடி..

Ragi Ribbon Murukku Recipe | Finger Millet Ola Pakoda | Ragi Seeval recipe

Ragi Ribbon Murukku Recipe | Finger Millet Ola Pakoda | Ragi Seeval recipe
Ragi Ribbon Murukku Recipe | Finger Millet Ola Pakoda | Ragi Seeval recipe

Ragi ribbon murukku is a crispy, crunchy and healthy Indian snack, usually these ribbon murukku or Seeval or ola pakoda is prepared using besan / gram flour, roasted gram and rice flour. Ragi or Finger Millet ribbon murukku is a completely different one from the regular Ola Pakoda or Ribbon Murukku. I have used Ragi flour / Finger millet flour and gram flour / Kadalai maavu, strictly no rice flour and the ragi ribbon murukku turned out very crispy than the regular one.

Not only Ragi Ribbon Murukku also have tried out Kambu (Pearlmillet) Omapodi as this year’s Diwali special.  

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Sharing how to make ragi ribbon murukku video recipe in tamil and English –


  • Ragi flour / Finger millet flour – 1 cup
  • Besan / Gram flour – ¼ cup
  • Hot oil – 1 tsp or Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Oil (for deep frying) – 1 cup


  • Take ragi flour, gram flour, chilli powder, salt, hot oil and crumble it well with your hands.
  • Pour water little by little and start kneading it all together to a dough.
  • Make sure the dough is not thick or not lose (for consistency refer the above video).
  • Take the murukku press, add the ribbon pakoda disc, grease it with oil.
  • Meanwhile heat the oil in a kadai.
  • Take small portion of the dough, add it to the murukku press and check the flow by pressing it in a bowl.
  • Once the oil is hot, press the dough directly to the oil and make sure to cook only in medium flame.
  • Press the ribbon pakoda gently with a ladle, so that it gets fried very well.
  • Drain the oil and remove it from fire, once it’s fried well on both sides.

Store it in an air-tight container, only when it reaches room temperature, as it stays fresh for more than a week.

ராகி ரிப்பன் முறுக்கு, Ragi ola pakoda recipe in tamil

Ragi Ribbon Murukku Recipe | Finger Millet Ola Pakoda | Ragi Seeval recipe

ராகி ரிப்பன் முறுக்கு செய்வது எப்படி:

  • ஒரு பாத்திரத்தில் ராகி கேப்பை மாவு, கடலைமாவு, உப்பு, மிளகாய் தூள், எண்ணெய் அல்லது வெண்ணெய் சேர்த்து நன்றாக கைகளால் உதிர்த்துவிடவும்..
  • பின்னர் சிறிது சிறிதாக தண்ணீர் சேர்த்து ஒன்றாக பிசைந்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • முறுக்கு குழலில் எண்ணெய் தடவி, சீவலுக்கான சில்லை போடவும்..
  • சிறிதளவு மாவை முறுக்கு குழலில் போட்டு, எண்ணெய் நன்றாக காய்ந்தபின், அகலமாக விரித்து பிழியவும்..
  • ஒரு கரண்டியின் பின்புறம் கொண்டு மெதுவாக அழுத்திவிடவும்..
  • நன்கு வேந்தபின், எண்ணெயை நன்றாக வடித்து, பின்னர் ஒரு காற்று புகாத டப்பாவில் அடைக்கவும்..

மொறு மொறு ராகி ரிப்பன் முறுக்கு ரெடி..


Thenkuzhal Murukku recipe | How to make crispy Thenkulal at home | Chakli recipe

Thenkuzhal Murukku recipe | How to make crispy Thenkulal at home | Chakli recipe
Thenkuzhal Murukku recipe | How to make crispy Thenkulal at home | Chakli recipe

Thenkuzhal murukku recipe is an easy, simple and basic murukku recipe that can be perfectly prepared even by beginners. I have prepared this Thenkuzhal murukku using store bought rice flour, in minutes. Murukku or chakli is a must to prepare dish among all Indian households during Diwali, also a perfect tea time snack.

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thenkuzhal murukku video recipe, thenkulal recipe

Thenkuzhal Murukku recipe | How to make thenkulal | Chakli recipe


Thenkuzhal murukku is made with just few ingredients – rice flour, urad dal flour and salt. I have used cumin seeds for flavouring and black sesame seeds can also be used. Moreover, urad dal flour or ulundu podi defines the crispiness and color of the murukku.

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Thenkuzhal Video recipe –


  • Take a wide mouth bowl, add rice flour, urad dal flour (white lentils flour), salt, cumin seeds and butter.
  • Crumble all together with your hands.
  • Pour water little by little, and start kneading the flour to a dough.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai.
  • Grease the murukku press with oil, add in the corresponding disc to the press, place small portion of the dough.
  • Press the murukku directly to the oil in a circular motion, keep on cooking in medium flame, so that the murukku turns crispy and the color remains pale white or white.
  • Drain the oil, remove it from fire.
  • Spread it over a tissue or kitchen towel, and transfer it to a air-tight container once it reaches room temperature.

Stays fresh for more than a week time.

தேன்குழல் முறுக்கு, thenkuzhal murukku recipe, murukku recipe

Thenkuzhal Murukku recipe | தேன்குழல் முறுக்கு செய்வது எப்படி

தேன்குழல் முறுக்கு செய்முறை:

  • ஒரு வாய் அகண்ட பாத்திரத்தில், அரிசி மாவு, உளூந்து மாவு, உப்பு, வெண்ணெய், சீரகம் சேர்த்து நன்றாக உதிர்த்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • பின்னர் சிறிது சிறிதாக தண்ணீர் சேர்த்து, நன்றாக சப்பாத்தி மாவு போல பிசைந்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • ஒரு வாணொலியில் எண்ணெய்யை காய வைத்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • முறுக்கு குழலில் முறுக்கு அச்சு சேர்த்து, நன்றாக அனைத்து இடத்திலும் எண்ணெய் தடவி கொள்ளவும்..
  • சிறு பங்கு மாவினை முறுக்கு குழலில் இட்டு, கீய்ந்த எண்ணெயில் நேரடியாக பிழியவும்..
  • சிறு தீயில் நன்றாக வேகவிடவும், பின்னர் எண்ணெய் வடிகட்டி எடுத்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • சூடு ஆறியபின் காற்றுபுகாத டப்பாவில் அடைக்கவும், ஒரு வாரத்திற்கு மேல் கெடாமலிருக்கும்..

மொறு மொறு தேன்குழல் முறுக்கு ரெடி..

தேங்காய் பால் முறுக்கு செய்முறை, முள்ளு முறுக்கு செய்முறை





I spent my Tuesday afternoon (Oct 2nd, 2018) at RMZ Galleria Mall, Yelahanka, Bangalore at the launch of the new SPAR Hypermarket. It was a great pleasure to see so many people at the mall who had come to visit the newly launched SPAR store.

A little about SPAR Hypermarket: SPAR Hypermarkets in India is a result of a partnership between Landmark Group’s Max Hypermarkets India Pvt. Ltd. & Amsterdam based SPAR International. The company started with one store in 1932 and now comprises of 12,500+ stores in 44 countries across 4 continents. SPAR India currently has 22 stores across 9 cities; Bengaluru, Mangalore, Shimoga, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Gurugram, & Ghaziabad.

The launch at RMZ Galleria Mall, the store was colourfully decorated with beautiful décor installations and balloons. To entertain the crowd, they had organized many fun activities. RJ Rajas from Radio Mirchi 91.1 hosted his show live from the store launch. The most beautiful part of the launch was the Dollukunita, a local dance where the dancers came dressed up in beautiful and vibrant colors, along with their musical instruments and props. Witnessing such a grand launch with a huge crowd made me feel like the entire Yelahanka was present there!

It was not only the décor that caught the customer’s attention, but also the attractive offers in every section of the store which was a highlight. It was an interesting and exciting experience to shop at the new SPAR store as the store set-up was very unique. The store has many experience zones such as:

  • · Farmers Market – A section where they highlight FRESHNESS, with a huge range of fresh vegetables, fruits and exotic fruits.
  • · Freshly – They have section called “FRESHLY” where juices, milkshakes, salads and other fresh produce items are served.
  • · Grandma’s Corner – This section is a must visit, as they sell freshly prepared pickles, papads, ghee, masalas, taking you back to those good old days with your grandmother, sitting and watching her make these traditional food items.
  • · Milkyway – this section is based on dairy products like fresh milk, butter, cheese, fresh cream, curd and so on.
  • · Home Sweet Home – This section is based more on the home décor, bedsheets, bed spreads, curtain, also they provide mix and match concept with their SPAR 3D studio.
  • · SPAR Kitchen – This section is a quick service restaurant which serves fresh and tasty food prepared by their chefs.
  • · EasyBuy – This is the apparel section with a wide range of stylish and affordable clothing for the whole family.
  • · Beauty – There is the special collection of Lakme products in this section, along with other beauty brands. There is a makeover section too, where you can try out the makeup products.
  • · Wonder Years – This section holds toys and all the other accessories for kids and infants and has a digital screen called Kids Pad where children can draw and colour while their parents can shop.

On the whole, SPAR Hypermarket is a one stop destination for all your daily home essentials – right from groceries, veggies, meat and fish, ready-to-eat food, toys, stationary, kitchen appliances, home décor and many more. I really enjoyed shopping here and I would recommend each one of you to stop over at this new SPAR store and experience it for yourself, you will definitely enjoy it.

Easy Murukku Recipes for Diwali | Simple Chakli recipe | Snacks recipe Indian

Easy Murukku Recipes for Diwali | Simple Chakli recipe | Snacks recipe Indian

Murukku recipes vary in ingredients and their proportion based on the variety. Murukku is a deep-fried snack commonly prepared in all south Indian and north Indian families. There are different varieties of murukku recipes and are selectively prepared during festivals. Murukku known as chakli in North India. Sweet Karam Coffee is a mantra in Tamil Nadu during snack time or for guests or in any occasion, and so murukku is perfect for it. It is a best tea-time snack and a perfect munch in Tamil cuisine. Chakli goes out well with a cup of filter coffee. Break it into medium pieces, but into filter coffee and have in immediately in few seconds, it tastes divine and this is my style of having murukku with coffee.

murukku recipe, simple murukku recipe, easy chakli recipe, Indian snacks recipe, முறுக்கு செய்முறை

Murukku recipes | Chakli recipes

Mostly people think making murukku is toughest job, but I would say it’s and easy and simple job when the texture of murukku maavu or murukku flour or murukku dough is in the right consistency. Homemade murukku is a healthy recipe too, compared to the store bought one. Also use rice bran oil or groundnut oil (Kadala yennai) for deep frying murukku.

Commonly ulundu maavu or ulundu podi is used in murukku and CLICK HERE for the ulundu podi recipe. Sharing the recipe of few murukku varieties with stepwise pictures and video.

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Food Review – Veg Brunch at Renaissance, Bangalore

Food Review – Veg Brunch at Renaissance, Bangalore

Recently got invited for the launch of exclusive Vegetarian Brunch at Renaissance, Race course road, Bangalore. Definitely I was delicious, drool worthy and a very huge spread ranging from Indian cuisine till Italian. Being a hard core non-veg, the very first time I was roaming along the dishes what to have first and more over the way of arrangements, colour – texture of the food brought the hunger in me. I am glad and felt very happy, that even I get more excited for a veg brunch.

Veg Brunch at Renaissance is there on all Saturdays, not only veg brunch but they do have Jain Food (no onion no garlic) options also. There were wide range of desserts from cakes, cookies and our own mithais and halwa, especially the cakes and cookies were eggless. All it costs INR 1100/- per head, not miss this one, also they have a veg bar (not much aware of this being a non-alcoholic).

Also there was 5 to 6 live counters – Kebab, Chats, BBQ, Italian, Snacks and few more. Sharing the pictures of the food, we had –

A super-duper boon for vegetarians, not miss non-veggies on Saturday’s at Renaissance.