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Chana Masala

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Chana masala is an indian chickepeas preparation made with masalas in a gravy base. The chana masala can be served with rice or totis and is quite filling and savory. This chana masala recipe can be cooked in the microwave with coriander powder, garam masala, chili powder, tamarind paste and tomato puree as the key ingredients.
  Chickpeas 250 Gram
  Water 500 Milliliter
  Soda bicarbonate 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Black cardamom 4 , crushed
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Cloves 6
  Peppercorns 10
  Grated nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Onions 200 Gram, finley chopped
  Ginger 1 Inch, grated
  Salt To Taste
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Rock salt 1 Teaspoon
  Tamarind paste 1 Tablespoon
  Tomato puree 65 Gram
  Ghee/Oil 3 Tablespoon

Wash and soak the chick peas in water for 6-8 hours and drain.
Boil the chick peas, in a 1.5 litre deep dish with water, salt and soda bi carbonate on 100% power for 11:00 minutes.
Reduce the power level to 80% and microwave for 30:00 minutes.
Stir 2-3 times.
Allow to stand for 10:00 minutes.
Mash with a potato masher if desired Heat the ghee, in a 2 litre deep dish, on 100% power for 1:30 minutes.
Add the cumin seeds, asafoetida, bay leaves, cloves, peppercorn, black cardamoms, cinnamon stick,:ginger, and grated nutmeg and microwave on 100% power for 1:00 minute.
Add the onions and microwave on 100% power for 6:00 minutes.
Stir once during cooking.
Add the tomato puree, salt, rock salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder.
Mix and microwave on 100% power for 1:30 minutes.
Add the chick peas.
Mix and microwave on 100% power for 2:30 minutes.
Finally add the tamarind paste dissolved in a little water.
Mix and microwave on 100% power for 4:00 minutes.
Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1530 Calories from Fat 561

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 65 g99.6%

Saturated Fat 29.7 g148.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 120.6 mg40.2%

Sodium 2956.3 mg123.2%

Total Carbohydrates 196 g65.2%

Dietary Fiber 55.2 g220.7%

Sugars 38.8 g

Protein 57 g113.2%

Vitamin A 20.6% Vitamin C 65.9%

Calcium 53.2% Iron 122.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Chana Masala Recipe