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Channa Masala

It was Holi Time, and I thought let me something special at home for my Holi Celebrating Guys.
But didnt know what to do, neither had any clue. Only thought came in mind was, Google-to-the-rescue.
Did some googling about Holi Day recipes, some mixture of all recipes and did our own, home made, fresh channa masala.

Some Tips to remember before you going to the recipes, you need Kabuli Channas, and they have to be soaked for 7-8hrs before cooking. I had planned for afternoon lunch, ended up doing it for dinner, coz of this
Second you need to have channa masala powder with you, so it solves all the chaotic and confusing problems.

So lets get the fire started,

Chana Masala

Ingredients you need,
Kabuli chanas(chick peas) – 1 cup – for 3-4 servings
Butter – 2 to 3 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Onions (medium) – 2 finely chopped
Tomatoes (medium) – 2 finely chopped
Channa masala – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander – Cumin powder – 2 tsps
Chilly pdr – 1tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste

Lets get it cooking now,
First step as told earlier, soak the Channa for 7-8 hours.
Heat a Cooker, add the butter and heat it till it melts.
Add the Chopped Onions, Ginger Garlic paste and saute till Onions turn golden brown
Add the Chopped Tomatoes and stir till they melt as a paste
Add the Turmeric powder, Coriander and Cumin Powder, Channa Masala Powder, Chilly Powder and mix well.
Add the Channa and water such that all the ingredients are soaked properly.
Add the salt to taste, stir it and close with the lid to pressure cook.
It will take around 15 minutes or in other way 3-4 whistles.
Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Also you can pressure cook the Channa separately and then make this dish in a non stick pan, and the steps remain the same, other than re pressure cooking the Channa.

Happy Eating 🙂

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