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Chana Masala

Chana Masala

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1 cup Soaked Chana

  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds

  • 2 green chilly chopped and slit

  • 1 small bay leaf

  • 1 onion chopped

  • 1.5 tsp ginger garlic coarsely grounded

  • 1 tomato chopped

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp chilly powder

  • 1 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder

  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder

  • 1/4 tsp amchur powder / dried mango powder

  • 1/2 tsp tea leaf

  • 3 tbsp oil

  • 1 tbsp Salt or as per taste

  • 1-2 cups water, use as required

Directions

  • 01

    First boil the tea leaf in 1 cup of water for few mins. Strain and keep aside

  • 02

    Take the soaked Chickpeas in a pressure cooker, add little salt, add the strained tea, and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Let the pressure release, take out the chickpeas and retain the water if any

  • 03

    Heat oil in a pan. Add the onion, chopped green chilly, ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins

  • 04

    Add the tomatoes and fry till it turns mushy.

  • 05

    Now add the powdered masalas and fry for 2 mins.

  • 06

    Add the cooked chole and mix well with the masalas and fry for few mins.

  • 07

    Add the retained water and add little water if required and cook for around 5 mins. Adjust the gravy consistency as required.

  • 08

    In a sauce pan heat 1 tsp oil. Add the cumin seeds and slit green chilly and let it sizzle.

  • 09

    Pour the tadka over the chana masala and cook for a min or two and take off the heat.

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