Chatkaredar Tamatari Chole :
I feel cooking is a very interesting way to celebrate life obviously we are cooking because we are alive and happy .
These days we all are spending most of our time in kitchen…like me many of you love cooking but most of you are facing tough time by doing all the office work from home and doing all other chores without any house-help.
Today I am making Chana Masala To make this chana masala, you’ll need onion, ginger, garlic, and several good-for-you spices, including coriander, cumin, and turmeric. Garam masala is the traditional spice blend for chana masala, but if you don’t have that on hand, you’ll find alternatives below.
Tasty Chana Masala
- 2 cups CHICKPEAS or chole
- 2 tomatoes (chopped)
- 1 cup Tomato Puree or Paste
- 3 medium Onions (finely chopped in chopper)
- 2 cloves minced Garlic (optional as per taste)
- 1 tbsp. Ginger paste
- 2 Green Chilies chopped
- Salt to taste
- ¼ tsp. Turmeric powder
- 1½ tsp. Red Chili Powder
- 1 tsp. Coriander powder
- 4 tsp. Vegetable Oil / Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ¼ tsp. Garam Masala Powder
- 3 tsp. of Chana Masala Powder
- ¼ tsp. Cumin Seeds
For Garnishing ;
- Coriander leaves
- 2 small Onion
- 1Tomato (sliced in Rings)
- Soak chhole/beans overnight in salty warm water with two tea bags. (adding Tea Bags will turn Chana Black in Color)
- Boil Chole/Chana along with tea bags in pressure cooker/Microwave till they become soft.
- On Medium Low Heat, Heat the Pan first and put Oil in Pan.
- When oil is ready (you can throw one cumin seed if it sizzles then oil is ready). Add Cumin seeds.
- When Cumin Seeds splutter, add minced Garlic and Ginger Paste.
- Add chopped Onions and add a pinch of Salt and fry till they turn brown (Adding salt while frying Onions makes it quicker to fry Onions)
- Add coriander powder and fry for some time till it becomes light brown.
- Add turmeric powder & chili powder and Salt to taste.
- Add Garam Masala and Chana Masala and again fry for some time.
- Add Pureed tomatoes and fry till the oil leaves from the sides.
- Add chopped Green Chilies.
- Take out the Tea Bags and Add Chole/Chana into the Pan without water and stir so that it gets mixed up well.
- Add the same water which was left in pressure cooker while boiling Chole/Chana .
- Cook the Chole/Chana with gravy for 8-12 min’s till gravy dries (but Chana or Masala should not burn).
- Garnish with Coriander Leaves and ring Onions and Tomato.
- Serve with Puris, Chapatis, Bhatoora or Rice.