North Indian Chana Masala

Yummy channa to go with baturas & chappathis

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North Indian Chana Masala

Yummy channa to go with baturas & chappathis

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Sarada Venugopal

Published On: 07 Aug 2006

Rating: 3
21 Votes, 3 Reviews
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20 Minutes
Served : 6
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Step 1

Soak channa overnight and cook in a pressure cooker with a pinch of baking soda.

Step 2

Roast cumin seeds and peppercorns and coriander powder in a pan and powder it.

Step 3

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.

Step 4

Saute onions till golden brown.

Step 5

Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds-pepper-coriander powder and fry for a minute.

Step 6

Add tomatoes and saute till oil separates.

Step 7

Add the cooked chana and salt.

Step 8

Cover and cook for 5 - 10 mins on low flame.

Step 9

Add water as required.

Step 10

Add sugar.

Step 11

Add the amchur powder.

Step 12

:- If amchur is not available, squeeze lime (1/4 tsp) and add it after removing from flame and in luke warm condition.

Step 13

Garnish with coriander leaves.


its nice n easy to prepare


i made some changes to it by adding ginger garlic paste to the fried onions and at the end i put some ground aniseed powder .it came out really good .thanks for the recipe

Rekha Gupta

The chana masala is yummy and easy to preapre.My kids and hubby finished the whole dish in few minutes and was asking to prepare it on the weekend.Good recipe..thanks.

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