Chole Chana Masala

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3.6, 5 reviews

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Posted on 1, Jan 2012
Serving 3-4 people
Ready in 35-40 minutes
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Ingredients
  • White Chickpeas/ Garbanzo beans - 1 cup
  • Tea Bag - 1 Nos or put one teaspoon of tea in a cheese cloth and tie it well
  • Bay leaf- 1 Nos
  • Onion, large sized - 1 Nos , chopped
  • Tomato, large sized - 1 Nos, chopped
  • Chopped Coriander leaves - ¼ cup
  • Finely chopped ginger - 1 Teaspoon
  • Finely chopped garlic - 1 Teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1 Teaspoon
  • Chilli powder - ½ Tablespoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 Teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - ½ Teaspoon
  • Garam masala - ½ Teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil - 3 Tablespoon
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
Directions
  1. Wash and soak the chickpeas overnight or 6-8 hours.
  2. Cook the soaked chickpeas in a pressure cooker along with 2 cups of water, tea bag and bay leaf till 2-3 whistles or till chickpeas are cooked well.
  3. When chickpeas are cooked, remove the tea bag and bay leaf. Filter and reserve the stock and chickpeas separately.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan; Add chopped onion and sauté until onions are translucent.
  5. Switch off the flame and allow the onions to cool; Then add ½ of the chopped tomato and ½ of the chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and set aside.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in another pan. Add in the cumin seeds, ginger, and garlic. Saute until lightly browned.
  7. Lower the heat; Add the turmeric powder and fry for few seconds.
  8. Add the remaining chopped tomatoes, and sauté till tomatoes are mashed well.
  9. Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well and fry till the raw smell disappears.
  10. Then add the cooked chickpeas, sautéed onion mixture(step#4), and enough reserved stock(approx: 1 ¼ cup). Continue to cook over medium heat till you get the desired thick gravy-like consistency.
  11. Garnish with the remaining coriander leaves to serve.
3.6, 5 reviews

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