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Chana Masala Recipe

  • 200 gms Chana/Chickpeas
  • 2 medium sized onions(chopped)
  • 2 Tomatoes(chopped)
  • 11/2 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Corrainder powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 60 ml Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Tea leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 11/2 tbsp Chana masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek leaves/kasoori methi
  • 1 tbsp Corrainder leaves(chopped)

Steps / Method:
  1. Soak the chana overnight in water.
  2. Then put the soaked chana in pressure cooker and add 4 cups of water, 2 tsp salt and tea leaves into it and close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook untill chana are tendered.
  3. The tea leaves will add a special aroma or flavour to chana and will turn channa brown in colour.
  4. Heat oil in a pan add chopped onions and fry for 1 min, then add chopped tomatoes into it and saute for couple of minutes.
  5. Then put ginger paste, garlic paste and fry til oil separates from it.
  6. Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, corrainder powder and fry for 5 min in low flame.
  7. Now add the chickpeas/ chole/chana into it and mix well.
  8. Then add chana masala powder and 2 cups of water into it.
  9. Cook for 10 minutes in medium flame.
  10. Then add garam masala and kasoori methi and corainder leaves into it and remove the dish from flame.
  11. Serve hot with bhature, paratha, naan etc.

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