Kabuli Chana Masala ( White Chickpeas)
This is a very popular vegetarian dish originated from North India from Punjab.Its rich in Protein and Iron.
2 cups of Kabuli Chana.(Chickpeas white)
2 chopped onions
2 chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp fresh Garam Masala Powder
1/4 tbsp of Jeera (Cumin seeds)
1 tbsp Ginger Paste
1 tbsp Garlic Paste
1/4 tbsp of Haldi (Turmeric powder)
1 tbsp of Dhaniya powder (Coriander powder)
2/4 tbsp of Golmirch (Black pepper powder)
1/2 tbsp of Red Chilli powder
1 tbsp Chana Masala
Salt (according to taste)
1/2 tbsp Green Chllies
2 Cups of Water
Soak the Chanas in water the previous night for 8 to 9 hours.
Boil it for at least 8 whistles on low flame.Keep it aside to cool down.
In a pan,add some Oil,add some Jeera seeds to it and let it crackle for few seconds.
Add in the Ginger paste,Garlic paste,Green Chillies paste.Saute it nicely till all the smell of garlic goes off.
Now add chopped onions and cook till it turns pinkish and soft.
Now add chopped tomatoes and cook it well.mash the tomatoes with the spatulla so that it mixes with the mixture.
Add turmeric,red chilli powder,dhaniya powder,black pepper powder and bhuno it very well.put little water and again saute the masalas nicely.
when the masala releases some oil from the sides of the mixture add in the boiled chanas only.keep the stock aside for the gravy.
Nicely mix the chanas with the mixture.
Add salt(according to taste)
Add the garam masala powder and chana masala powder.
After 5 mins add the chana stock as per required for the gravy.
Mix well.Cover and cook for 10 mins on low heat till the gravy absorbs all the flavours of the mixture.
Chana masala is ready.Goes well with chapati,paratha or rice.