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Chana Masala

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  Lime juice 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Chili powder To Taste
  Chana 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Chick Peas)
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Green chilies 4 , slit lengthwise
  Tomatoes 1 , chopped
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Curd 1 Tablespoon
  Besan 1 Teaspoon (Gram Flour)
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Jeera 1 Teaspoon (Cumin Seeds)
  Turmeric 2 Pinch
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon (Dhaniya Powder)
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Soak Channa overnight or for at least 8 hrs.

Pressure cook Channa up to 3 whistles.

Add oil in a skillet, when hot, add mustard seeds & allow them to splutter. Then add jeera seeds , onions, ginger garlic paste, chillies & saute until onions turn brownish.

Add curds, dhaniya, turmeric, chilli powder & salt

Add chopped tomato, besan & little water & mix well. Cover with lid.

Let boil until mixture becomes like a puree, then add channa & mix well.

Add little water if needed & bring to boil.

Sprinkle Black pepper powder & add lemon juice & simmer for two minutes

Serve Hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Christmas, Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Holiday, Everyday, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Channa Masala

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 188 Calories from Fat 30

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.4%

Saturated Fat 0.39 g2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.39 mg0.13%

Sodium 164.1 mg6.8%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.6%

Dietary Fiber 8.8 g35.4%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 9 g19%

Vitamin A 8.5% Vitamin C 45.1%

Calcium 9.1% Iron 22%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


master2006's picture
This looks delicious. Instructions are detailed and clear. Channa aks Kabuli Channa aka Garbanzos Bean aka Chick Peas are very popular not only in South Asia but Mexico too. This classic Indian style is well worth a try for anyone.
Snigdha's picture
Thanks @ master2006, for the comment & the extra 'gyan' on 'channa'
kaycee's picture
Tried, Tested, Two Thumbs Up!!!
Snigdha's picture
Thanks for the feedback Kaycee
Snigdha's picture
Thanks for the feedback Kaycee
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