Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chana Masala


Chick Peas(White chana) - 1/4 kg
Tomato (blanched and cut into pieces) - 3 big
Ghee - 1 1/2 tbsp
Garlic Paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
Kashmiri chilly Powder - 3/4 tbsp
Coriander Powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
Green Chillies - 3
Ginger(chopped) - 1 1/2 tbsp
Garama masala Powder -1tsp
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Kasoori Methi Powder -3/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - 2 cups


Soak the Chickpeas in water overnight.Cook the chickpeas with some salt and keep it aside.Take 1 cup of cooked chickpeas and make a paste in a blender.(this will make the gravy thick ).

Heat ghee in a pan .Add the garlic paste ,saute well for 2 minutes.Add Coriander Powder,Chilly powder and Turmeric Powder ,Mix well.Add the blanched tomato and cook well.Add ginger and greenchillies and some salt.When tomatoes are  dry add 1 1/2 cups of water and boil them.Then add the chickpeas  paste and some water.Add garam masala and Kasoori Methi ,Mix well.Boil them and add Coriander leaves also.Add 1/2 tsp of sugar to this(this will balance the sour taste).Chana masala is ready.Serve with bhatura,poori or chapathi.

1 comment:

  1. That looks very delicious. Omitting Onion makes it edible on festive days too.. Thanks for sharing it. You have a very neat space!
    Do drop in my blog when you find sometime!


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