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. Today let us see how to make this simple Channa Masala recipe-(Kabuli Channa)-Chole masala following this easy recipe.
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 ground onion paste and saute till it turns brown stirring continuously.
3.Then add tomato puree, all the spice powder, salt needed and cook stirring continuously till oil separates.(see picture above)
4.Then add the cooked channa, 1/4 cup of water and cook for a few minutes on medium flame until everything gets blended well with the masala.
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