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Step by Step pictures to make Chhole Masala / Channa Masala
Kabuli Channa / Chickpea - 1 cup
Onions, puree - 2 medium
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Chili powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Chhole Masala - 1 tsp
Chat Masala - 1/2 tsp
Kasuri Methi - few
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Green Chilies - 3 long
Ginger, 1" as grated.
How to make Chhole Masala :
Wash and soak kabuli channa overnight. Pressure cook it till done, it takes about 3 -4 whistles for me. Gently mash some channa, this thickens the gravy.
Heat a non stick pan, add oil followed by onion puree. Saute till the onion is well cooked.
Then add all the spice powders, salt, mix well and cook for 1 mins. Then add the tomato puree. Continue cooking in sim, till the tomato turns thick.
Add slit green chilis and grated ginger. Drain the channa and mash some of them. Add to the tomato paste and cook well. Then add the drained water and bring to boil.
Finally add the coriander leaves. Simmer for couple mins or till the gravy is thick enough.
Serve with rotis.