Monday, February 21, 2011

Chana Masala!!!

Chana Masala

Ingredients (serves 4-6 persons)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon mustard seeds

½ teaspoon asafetida

2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

1 fresh, hot green chili pepper, minced

1 medium sized cinnamon stick

2 bay leaves

2 tablespoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 tablespoon chana masala

1 teaspoon chat masala/amchoor

1 cup crushed tomatoes/tomato paste

4 cups boiled garbanzo/chick peas

Salt to taste

2/3 cup water

Fresh Cilantro (for garnishing, optional)

1. Heat oil in a large skillet.

2. Add asafetida, bay leaves, ginger, chili & cinnamon and sauté over a medium heat until browned (3-5 minutes).Turn heat to medium-low.

3. Add the coriander, cumin, turmeric and chana masala. Stir for a few seconds.

4. Add the tomato paste/crushed tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes until browned lightly.

5. Add chickpeas and a cup of water and stir.

6. Add the amchoor, salt and lemon juice.

7. Cook covered for 10 minutes.

8. Remove the cover and garnish with cilantro.

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