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How to prepare Chana masala

Chana masala is most common in North India as well as South India. I am making this in south Indian style. For chana masala, i am taking black chana. It is also known as bengal gram. Black chana is having high carbohydrate content. It is also rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Using this healthy pulse, we can make different recipes.  This is very tasty and it is suitable for chapathy, parota, nan and rice. Let we can see how to prepare Chana masala.

Basic information :

Soaking time : 1 Hr
Cooking time : 20 Mins
Serve for : 4 Persons

Ingredients :

For grind :
Grated coconut : 1/2 Cup
Sambar onion : 10 Nos
Garlic : 5 Nos
Fennel seeds : 1 Tsp
For saute :
Black chana : 200 Gm
Oil : 3 Tsp
Onion : 1 No
Curry leaves : Few
Tomato : 1 No
Cumin seeds : 1 Tsp
Coriander leaves : Few
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Tsp
Chilly powder : 1 Tsp
Coriander powder : 2 Tsp
Garam masala powder : 1 Tsp
Salt : To taste

Method : 
Soak the chana for minimum 30 minutes to 1 hour. We can soak it overnight also.

After the chana soaked well, pressure cook it with leaving 5-6 whistles.
Grind the for grind ingredients as paste.
Heat oil in pan, add cumin seeds. Add onion slices, curry leaves, grated ginger and saute well. Add chopped tomato and saute till the tomato smashed well.

Add ground coconut paste and saute.

Add all the masala powders.

Add cooked chana with water and salt. Close the pan and allow it to boil well.

After 15- 20 minutes of cooking, the gravy becomes thick. After the gravy comes thick consistency, transfer to the serving dish and serve hot.

Try this tasty recipe and please share your valuable comments….

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