Monday, July 15, 2013

CHANA MASALA / Chole masala

Chana / Chole masala

Ingredients  for Chana / chole masala : 

Chana / white chickpeas  : 1 1/2 Cups
Onion : 2, sliced
Tomato :  1sliced
Green chillies : 2, chopped
Ginger : 3/4 inch piece,chopped
Garlic : 5, chopped
Coriander leaves : 2bunch, finely chopped
Fennel seeds : 1/4tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4tsp
Chilli Powder : 2tsp
Coriander power : 2tsp
Garam Masala : 1tsp
Vegetable oil : 1tsp

How to make Punjabi Chana Masala

1. Soak chickpeas overnight and pressure cook for 3 whistles with turmeric powder and salt. allow to cool.

2. Heat oil and add fennel seeds. When it splutters add ginger, garlic and green chillies. Now add onions and saute till it turns to translucent. Now add spice powders except garam masala and saute till you get a nice aroma.  Add tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are soft.

3. Cool the mixture and blend with 1/2 cup cooked chana. This helps to get the thick punjabi chole masala. Now add the ground masala + chole mixture to the remaining boiled chana and bring to boil. Add garam masala and sprinkle some coriander leaves.

4. Serve hot with chappathi / roti / naan.

Chana / Chole masala