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Chana Masala

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The Channa masala is the popular Indian dish that has come to be accepted world wide. Channa cooked to the right consistency in a hot and spicy gravy. A delicious side dish that goes well with any of the Indian breads.
Ingredients
  Chickpeas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Kabuli Chana)
  Onion 1
  Tomato 1
  Green chilli 1
  Garlic 5
  Ginger 1 Inch
  Bay leaves 3
  Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Tea 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon (For Garnishing)
Directions

Soak chick peas in water for overnight.
2. Take a small piece of white cloth. Place some tea leaves in the centre, gather the cloth and seal its mouth so that tea leaves don't fall out. Keep this in the pressure cooker along with chick peas. Pressure cook until tender. Tea adds brown color to the chick peas
3. Cut onion, tomato and green chilli. Grind it in mixie along with ginger and garlic and make paste.
4. Heat oil in a pan and fry bay leaves for 30 secs. Add the paste and fry on medium heat until golden brown (The oil starts separating from the mixture).
5. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
6. Add water enough to make thick gravy. Bring the gravy to boil.

7. Add cooked chick peas (along with the water in which it was cooked, remove tea cloth). Stir well and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.

Garnish with chopped green coriander leaves and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Sour
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Garbanzo Bean
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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3 Comments

Shanthi.baby's picture
Thank you very much for sharing the recipe...Will certainly try it..Looks delicious.......
Sanghi's picture
Picture looks lovely. Good recipe!
srividya76's picture
Nice recipe! Thank you for posting.