Chana Masala

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Fuel up with a lunch meal that's packed with nutrients. Grains, Superfood and Proteins should come together to keep your metabolism raring and prevent a mid-day slump. Overnight Prep Required. Savour this Protein-rich Black Chana Masala curry made using mild homestyle spices. This quintessential Indian dish can be paired with Rice or Roti and is sure to keep you full and driven for hours!
Time40 Min
DifficultyIntermediate
Serves1

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre293 Cal293 Cal293 Cal293 Cal
  • 16gProtein
  • 9gFat
  • 39gCarbs
  • 18gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Turmeric Powder 0.5 teaspoons
  • Black Cardamom 2 units
  • Refined Oil 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin 1 pinch
  • Asafoetida/hing 1 pinch
  • Red Chilli Powder (kashmiri) 1 pinch
  • Coriander Powder 1 pinch
  • Garam Masala 1 pinch
  • Chat Masala 0.5 teaspoons

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Ginger 2 small pieces
  • Onion 0.25 cups
  • Tomato 0.25 cups

Menu Item

  • Tomato Puree 1.5 tablespoons

Other

  • Raw Whole Bengal Gram 0.75 cups
  • Water 0.75 glasss
  • Garlic 2.5 pieces
  • Green Chillies 0.5 unit
  • Jeera Powder 1 pinch
  • Lemon Juice 0.5 teaspoons
  • Coriander Leaves 3 leafs

Directions

1Soak Black Chana Overnight.
2Boil the soaked Chana with Salt, Turmeric and Black Cardamom.
3Soak Black Chana for 3 hours.
4Put the soaked Black Chana in blender with water and make puree out of it.
5Keep aside for later use.
6Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds And Hing. Let it crackle.
7Add chopped Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilli. Saute till golden brown.
8Add chopped Onion and saute till golden brown.
9Add chopped Tomato and cook till mushy.
10Add Turmeric, Chilli Powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala, Chat Masala and saute for sometime.
11Add Tomato Puree and cook further.
12Add Chana Puree and cook for sometime.
13Add Boiled Chana and cook well. Add Water if required.
14Cook till desired consistency. Adjust seasoning and add Lemon Juice.
15Serve hot in a bowl garnished with chopped Coriander.

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Tips on how to make chana masala:

Call Chana recipes Punjabi Chole, Channa Masala, or Chole Masala, every pea in the recipe is to be relished and slurped through. Some tips to make the best tasting Chana masala recipe is: ● Use raw chickpeas for Chana recipes and when soaking them use tepid water for better results. ● Always use fresh ingredients like garlic and ginger in the chana masala powder as they can alter the taste of the Chana masala recipe ● Cook and simmer chana masala main ingredients for about 15 minutes on medium flame to help the flavours blend into the chickpeas. ● Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and Kasuri methi for that unique flavour. ● Cool the dish before refrigerating and store in zip-lock covers or freezer-safe dishes. ● Try the dish with garlic-naan or jeera-rice which complements Chana Masala.