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Chana Masala 1

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Ingredients

Quantity Measure Ingredients Description:
1 Teacup Chana, whole (Kabuli Chana)  
1 Inch Onion  
1 Inch Tomatoes  
1 25 g Chillies Green  
5 Flakes/Cloves Garlic (Lason, Losun)  
1 Inch Ginger (Adhrak)  
3 Twigs/Sprigs Bay Leaves (Tejpatta) (Dry Cinnamon Leaf)  
1 Teaspoon Chilly Powder, Red  
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder  
1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder  
1 Teaspoon Garam-Masala  
1 Teaspoon Tea Leaves  
3 Tablespoon Cooking Oil  
1 Pinch Salt to taste
1 30 g Coriander Leaves (Kothmeer) for garnishing

Method

1. Soak chick peas/kabuli chana,  in water for overnight.
2. Take a small piece of white cloth. Place some tea leaves in the centre, gather the cloth and seal its mouth so that tea leaves don't fall out. Keep this in the pressure cooker along with chick peas. Pressure cook until tender. Tea adds brown color to the chick peas
3. Cut onion, tomato and green chilli. Grind it in mixie along with ginger and garlic and make paste.
4. Heat oil in a pan and fry bay leaves for 30 secs. Add the paste and fry on medium heat until golden brown (The oil starts separating from the mixture).
5. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
6. Add water enough to make thick gravy. Bring the gravy to boil.
7. Add cooked chick peas (along with the water in which it was cooked, remove tea cloth). Stir well and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
   
  Garnish with chopped green coriander leaves and serve hot.

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