Classic Channa Masala


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The classic north indian dish full of indian spices. Serve with parathas or puris.

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Classic Channa Masala recipe - How to make Classic Channa Masala

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  1. Soak the channa in enough water for 8 hours.
  2. Drain, add water and pressure cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Remove a handful of channa and blend it in a mixer. Keep aside.
  5. Heat some oil in a kadhai, add the onions and saute for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for few minutes.
  7. Add the pureed tomatoes and saute for some more time.
  8. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, channa masala powder and salt and mix well.
  9. Add the mashed channa, some water, mix well and boil for 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. Serve hot with chappathi or bahtura or puris.

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This recipe was contributed by preeba1 on 23 Aug 2011

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Classic Channa Masala
 on 19 Jan 12 01:38 PM

Recipe came out really well.Not much time required to prepare as well. My family liked this very much. I would like to do this frequently.