Jeera Channa Masala


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A typical north indian punjabi kabuli chana or chickpea recipe, chana masala tastes delicious with roti or parantha. A spicy blend of masala , chana masala is simply amazing when served garnished with coriander leaves and lemon wedges.

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Jeera Channa Masala recipe - How to make Jeera 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 sukanyaa on 23 Aug 2011

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