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Chole Masala Recipe – Chana Masala in pressure cooker (30 minutes recipe)

Chole Masala Recipe | Chana Masala in pressure cooker

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Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
  • 1.5 cups soaked chana / chickpeas(3/4 cup raw)
  • generous pinch of soda
  • 2 large onions finely chopped
  • 1 potato cubed
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped or amchur powder
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • Pinch of mustard
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • Pinch of hing
  • ⅛ tsp. turmeric
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 tbsp. Oil
  • ¼ to ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¾ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp. grated coconut (optional)
  • Few coriander leaves chopped for garnish
How to make the recipe
  1. Wash and soak chana/ chole/ chickpeas overnight.
  2. Heat a pressure cooker with oil, add mustard cumin, when they begin to splutter add curry leaves and fry till crisp.
  3. Add onions and fry till they turn transparent.
  4. Add tomatoes, sprinkle salt and turmeric, fry till tomatoes turn mushy.
  5. Add chili powder, garam masala and stir well, fry for one to two minutes.
  6. Add the chana, a generous pinch of soda and cubed potatoes, pour 1.5 cups water, adjust salt and spice.
  7. Cover the pressure cooker with the lid, on a medium flame cook till it whistles twice or thrice.
  8. Let the pressure go off, add coconut and coriander leaves to the hot curry and stir.
  9. Serve chana masala with chapathi, parotta , puri or dosa
Notes
chana should be soaked thoroughly overnight
Any ready made garam masala powder can be used.

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