Chana Masala Recipe

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Chana masala is a popular dish in Pakistan and India. It is made with chickpeas, flavored spices, it is usually a dry and spicy not gravy dish. Chickpeas are good source of nutrients, minerals and proteins. They are high in fiber. Use of chickpeas can be decrease blood cholesterol level. Simple and delectable. Serve it with Puri, Paratha or naan. Try this Chana Masala recipe, and don’t forget to share your experience with us!!

[one_third] Prep Time: Overnight[/one_third] [one_third]Cook Time: 1 hour[/one_third] [one_third_last] Servings: 6[/one_third_last]

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  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1Green chilli
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • small piece of ginger
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Tea
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

[/tab] [tab]Yield: 6 servings

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Directions:
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Step 1

Soak chick peas in water for overnight.

Step 2

Take a small piece of white cloth. Place some tea leaves in the center, gather the cloth and seal its mouth so that tea leaves don’t fall out.

Step 3

Keep this in the pressure cooker along with chick peas. Pressure cook until tender.

Step 4

Tea adds brown color to the chick peas

Step 5

Cut onion, tomato and green chilli. Grind it in mixie along with ginger and garlic and make paste.

Step 6

Heat oil in a pan and fry bay leaves for 30 secs. Add the paste and fry on medium heat until golden brown.

Step 7

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well.

Step 8

Fry for 2-3 minutes. Add water enough to make thick gravy. Bring the gravy to boil.

Step 9

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.

Step 10

Garnish with chopped green coriander leaves. Chana Masala is ready to serve

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  • Serve with Puri.

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I believe you can make great food with everyday ingredients even if you’re short on time and cost conscious. You just need to cook clever and get creative!
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