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Kala Chana Masala Recipe - Black Chickpeas Curry Recipe

Aarthi
Healthy and highly nutritious kala chana curry or masala to go with rice, roti, idiyappam or appam. This taste delicious and is simple to make.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings
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Ingredients
  

  • Kala Chana / Black Chickpeas - 2 cups dried
  • Oil - 3 tblsp
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
  • Cardamom / Yelakai - 4
  • Cloves / Krambu - 4
  • Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 stick
  • Onion - 1 large chopped finely
  • Green Chillies - 2 chopped
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblsp
  • Tomato - 2 chopped
  • Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Chana Masala - 1.5 tblsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander Leaves a handful

Instructions
 

  • Soak chana overnight. Drain and take it in a pressure cooker, cover with water, add salt and pressure cook for 5 whistle, simmer for 15 mins. Take off the heat and let the steam go by itself.
  • Take a cup of cooked chana in a blender and puree till smooth.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add whole spices and let them sizzle.
  • Add onions, green chillies and saute for 2 mins.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
  • Add in tomatoes and cook till tomatoes get soft.
  • Add spice powders, salt and mix well.
  • Add water and chana and mix well.
  • Add chana puree and simmer till oil separates.
  • Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve
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