I was reminded of my school days when this recipe came to mind. Mom used to make this specially for me. I would love to have it with any variety rice especially coconut rice this masala would add a spicy touch to the otherwise bland coconut rice. But somehow I totally forgot this recipe. Last week when I was breaking my head for an easy and different recipe to try with chana this recipe came to my mind.I immediately soaked the chana to try masala. This recipe is a dry version and quite different from the ones that use ginger garlic paste and garam masala. This is a SouthIndian version.It can be served with rice and also with roti. We had it with "Methi roti".It was a great combo. Try it yourself.