North Indian Style Chana Masala

by chandanachandana
Chole(Chickpeas) curry - good combination for pooris
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Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Chickpeas(Kabulikadala) - 4 cups
  • Ripe and juicy tomatoes(finely chopped) - 2 cups
  • Onion(finely chopped lengthwise) - 1 no
  • Peanut oil or ghee(As reqd) -
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1 tsp
  • Chana masala powder(you can use bhadshah chana masala powder) - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt(As reqd) -
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander leaves and lime juice for garnishing -
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Chickpeas(Kabulikadala) - 4 cups
  • Ripe and juicy tomatoes(finely chopped) - 2 cups
  • Onion(finely chopped lengthwise) - 1 no
  • Peanut oil or ghee(As reqd) -
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1 tsp
  • Chana masala powder(you can use bhadshah chana masala powder) - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt(As reqd) -
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander leaves and lime juice for garnishing -
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Instructions
  1. Soak chickpeas in water overnight or atleast for 6 hours.
  2. Take them in a pressure cooker, add salt, one teabag(optional) and water and pressure cook them until they are just tender or upto 1 whistle.
  3. :- Take care not to overcook.
  4. Drain the water and separate 1 cup of cooked chickpeas.
  5. Blend these separated ones into into thick, smooth paste with little water.
  6. Heat 1 tsp of peanut oil or ghee in a large pot over medium heat.
  7. Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  8. Add onion and cook until translucent.
  9. Add the tomatoes and cook on high heat, until the tomatoes soften and turn mushy, stirring in between.
  10. To this tomato sauce, add the cooked chickpeas, pureed chickpea paste, chana masala powder, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and 1 glass of water. Stir to combine.
  11. Raise the heat and bring this mixture to a boil.
  12. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered for about 20 mins or until slightly thickened.
  13. :- Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  14. Add finely chopped fresh coriander leaves and lime juice.
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4 comments

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Navya October 30, 2012 - 3:43 am

Chana massala is available in market. This has come out really well.

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Fats May 24, 2006 - 12:00 am

sounds good… but can chandana pls tell me hw to prepare this Chana masala powder…

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Prince March 21, 2007 - 12:00 am

hey vry nice recipe……Really nice… I added little sambhar masala too..It came bit spicy…. made it more tasty…thnx….

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rani May 3, 2006 - 12:00 am

I think its really delicious. all in my family loved this thank q chandana

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