Channa masala or Chole masala is a classic Indian Vegetarian dish prepared with Kabuli channa (garbanzo beans ).It is a fantastic side dish for chapati and pooris.It is my family's favorite. Now to the easy and simple Channa Masala recipe-
Channa (white) - 1 cup
Onion - 2
Tomato - 2 big and juicy ones
Green chilli - 1
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 3
Oil -1 tbsp
Salt as required
Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Coriander Powder -2 tsp
Channa masala Powder -1 tsp (available ready made)
For the seasoning
Cumin Seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Soak channa overnight and pressure cook channa with a little salt for 4-5 whistles. Channa should be soft.
Grind ginger, garlic, green chilli and onion to a fine paste. Keep it aside.
Puree tomatoes in a blender and keep it aside.(you can even blanch tomatoes)
1.Heat oil /butter in a pan, add jeera seeds and bay leaf.
2.When cumin seeds/jeera splutters, add the grounded onion paste and saute till it turns brown. Stir continuously.
3.Then add tomato puree, all the spice powder, salt needed and cook stirring continuously till oil separates.(see pic)
4.Then add the cooked channa, 1/4 cup of water and cook for a few minutes until everything gets blended well with the masala.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with poori or chapati or even pulao.
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