Chana masala recipe

Chana masala is a popular North Indian vegetarian dish, which is very  easy  to prepare  and  goes well with  chapati, naan or battura.

White chickpeas (white kadala)   –  1 cup
Onion chopped                          –   1
Tomato chopped                        –   1
Green chilli                                –   1
Ginger garlic paste                     –  1 tsp
Red chilli  powder                      –   1 tsp
Coriander powder                       –  1 tsp
Turmeric powder                        –  1/2 tsp
Garam masala                             –  1/2 tsp
Oil                                             –   3 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves                           – 2 tbsp

Soak   chickpeas   in water  overnight. Pressure cook the chickpeas and keep aside. Heat little oil in a pan, saute onion, tomato, and green chilli for 2 minutes. Grind the sauteed ingredients in the grinder  along with ginger and garlic paste.

Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves,  add the  sauteed paste and fry on medium heat until the oil  starts to separate from  the mixture. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala  and salt. Fry for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of water. Add cooked  chick peas along with  the water
in which it is  cooked. Cook over medium heat  for 5-7 minutes. Remove  from heat. Add coriander leaves before serving.

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