Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chana Masala

Chana Masala/chickpeas curry

This is a easy Potluck or picnic recipe.

As far as the nutritional value is concerned, it is rich in proteins and fiber content, helps reduce cholesterol.

When I think of Chana Masala, the big puri's bature comes to my mind.
Although mom prepares fluffy puris at home, we don't prepare such huge puris like bature.
Well, taste is the same just the size :P

We prepared this over weekend and used it for chaat preparation. This dish added made spice to our weekend .

How to prepare Chana Masala curry?

1.Chana/chickpeas (garbanzo beans) - 2 cups
2. Onion - 1 large
3. Tomato puree - 3 tbsp
4. Oil - 3 tsp
5. Garam Masala -2 tsp
6. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
7. Jeera/cumin powder - 1 tsp
8. Dhania powder - 1 tsp
9. Salt as per taste
10. Coriander
11. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
12. Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
13. Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

1. Soak the Chickpeas in water for 6 hrs or overnight.
2. After 6 hrs cook the chickpeas ( pressure cook 2 whistles)
3. Once cooled drain the water and the keep aside.
4. Cut the onion.
5. In a container , add oil and fry the onion until they become translucent.
6. Add the ginger garlic paste, fry
7. Add tomato puree and fry again fro 4 mins.
8. Now add all the masala - garam masala, Jeera powder, dhania powder, turmeric, asafoetida and mix well
9. Add the cooked chickpeas and mix well.
10. Add 2 cups of water. and cook for 10 mins.
11. Add Coriander for garnishing.

The chana masala can be had with puri, bature or can be used in chaat preparation.

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