Malvani Chana Masala by Tarla Dalal
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There are several interesting things about this recipe. First of all, there is the malvani masala, which is so aromatic and flavourful because all the ingredients are toasted before grinding.
Then, there is the hara chana, which is cooked and crushed to a very convenient consistency before being used in the gravy.
Recipe Description for Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy
- Combine all the ingredients on non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 3 minutes or till the masalas release an aroma. Keep aside to cool slightly.
- Blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using ½ cup of water. Keep aside.
- Blend 1 cup of hara chana in a mixer to a coarse mixture and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the malvani masala paste and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
- Add the coarsely crushed hara chana, remaining 1 cup of whole boiled hara chana, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the tamarind pulp, fresh cream, coriander and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot.
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