Apr 17, 2012

Bruschetta With Channa Masala

Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy means a snack which is served before meal as a starter. It consists of a bread roasted and rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and freshly chopped vegetables, meat and cheese. In some regions of Italy bruschetta is served with out topping, only with  the first product of olive oil. So this one is totally a traditional Italian snack. Now I am going to give it an Indian touch, so lets check the traditional Italian snack in to Indian style.
bruschetta2 INGREDIENTS:---
channa (chick peas) --- 1 cup
Onion  ---- 1 chopped
Tomato --- 1 chopped
Ginger  --- 1/2 tea sp chopped
Garlic  --- 1/2 tea sp chopped
Red chilli powder -- 1 tea sp
Turmeric powder -- 1/4 tea sp
Garam masala powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Chat masala powder -- 1/4 tea sp
Salt  --- 1 tea sp or according to your taste.
Oil  ---  1 tab sp (you can use olive oil for this)
Coriander leaves ---  1 tab sp chopped
Cumin seeds -- 1teasp
Garlic cloves  --- 3
Olive oil --- 1 tab sp
Onion --- 1 tab sp finely chopped
Baguette or any other Italian bread slices
bruschetta METHOD:---
1.Soak chick peas in enough water for over night.
2. Heat 1 tab sp oil add cumin seeds fry for a while then add chopped onions fry till onion becomes soft.
3. Now add chopped tomato, chopped ginger, chopped garlic give a good stir.
4. Then add salt to taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, give a good stir and cook till tomato turns in to soft.
5. Then add soaked channa, garam masala, chopped coriander leaves, 1/2 cup water mix well cover and cook till chick peas become soft.
If you would like to do this process in a pressure cooker then do the all process in a pressure pan after you add channa cover and cook till two whistles.
6. Check if the chick peas are cooked then switch off the heat and set a side.
Now channa masala is ready for topping
Let's assemble  the bruschetta
7. Brush some olive oil on baguette or bread slices and roast them on a grill or on a pan or you can grill in a oven also but grill the bread slices till they turn in to nice golden color.
8. Remove the bread slices from grill rub garlic on each bread slice and place the bread slice on a serving plate top with channa masala and sprinkle with finely chopped onion. This topping you have to do just before you serve other wise the bread may get soggy or you can serve the topping in bowl separately with a spoon, so that your guests will serve the topping by themselves over the bread. 
You can sprinkle some chopped tomato and coriander leaves with chopped onion.
This is my second recipe for Blogging Marathon 15 th edition in the theme of Cook Italian in Indian style and lets check the Marathon page

27 comments:

Prathibha said...

I too make this..I spread chana masala on a toasted bread as well..looks yumm

Poonam Borkar said...

looks delicious!!
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Priya said...

Beautifully done Padma, wish to grab some and have rite now..

Srivalli said...

That sounds like a classic Italian specialty Padma, what a wonderful combo!..

Chef Mireille said...

I love Bruschetta...and the Indian one sounds tempting!!!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Awesome combo!

The Pumpkin Farm said...

this is an awesome combo...i ate stuffed chana masala in croissants recently and liked it immensely so i can imagine how this tastes

Anu said...

Nice idea. Looks yum

Archana Vivek said...

yumm and nice way to twist

Jayashree said...

Nice idea.....you could call it bruschetta chaat.

Priya dharshini said...

Wonderful indian twist in bruschetta...

PriyaVaasu said...

Wow, that's a Delicious Snack!!!! Very inviting pics!!!! Feel like grabbing some from the plate!!!

vidhas said...

Lovley combo. looks yum. Inviting pictures.

Preeti Garg said...

awesome.....masala look soo yumm



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Rajani S said...

I have never tried making Bruschetta at home, the Indian touch looks very lovely :)

DivyaGCP said...

Bruschetta with channa masala makes a perfect combination. Perfectly "indian"ised Italian dish..
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vaishali sabnani said...

Thats a wonderful variation.Really looks good!

Usha said...

Bruschetta with chana masala looks awesome.. I will give this a try.

Shanthi said...

Looks yum and delicious.

Aarthi said...

nice twist to a italian fav

Gayathri Kumar said...

A perfect Indian twist. Love the idea so much....

Kalyani said...

Salute ur imagination lady !! I am not a great fan of italian or even fusion food.. but your series is mind boggling ! wonderful combo...


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PJ said...

What a perfect desi touch to an Italian dish!Excellent recipe ...

Suparna said...

wow an indian twist! looks great!

Jayasri Ravi said...

Love brushetta, you have made it like my daughter, she eats a combo of lot of things, and of couse, and end it up with cheese on top!, a perfect snack, when you come home hungry! Beautiful clicks just drooling

Rasi said...

this is super nice twist again :) healthy & desi

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Suma Gandlur said...

Nice twist.