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Indian Chana Masala

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One of our Family Favorite dish. Very healthy and nutritious and easy to prepare. Tastes best when eaten with bhatura, roti or rice!
Ingredients
  Chana 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Chole / Chickpeas)
  Onion 1 Large, sliced
  Chopped onion 1 Small
  Tomato 1 Large, pureed
  Oil 6 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Amchur powder 1 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 2 Tablespoon (2 Bay Leafs, 4 Cloves, 1 Cinnamon Stick, 4 Black Pepper)
  Ginger garlic paste 3 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Wash and soak Chana overnight.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, whole garama masala and onions and saute till onions become translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and saute for another minute.
Add chana, sprinkle some salt, 2 cups of water and pressure cook until 7 to 8 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan, add sliced onion and saute till it gets light brown color.
Add diced tomatoes and fried onions to the blender and grind to make smooth puree.
Heat oil in a Wok or kadhai, add onion-tomato puree and cook for 5 mts.
Add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell goes away.
Add coriander, cumin, red chilli and amchur powder, mix and cook till oil starts to loose out from the spices.
Add boiled Chana, mix, add some water and salt, cover and cook for 10 mts.
Garnish with chopped corriandar leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Punjabi
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Chickpea
Interest: 
Everyday
Servings: 
4

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