Chole Masala also known as channa masala, is one of the most popular one of the punjabi dishes. It tastes yummmmm... and its at the best when combined with puri. Its a goodly packed protein dish, and this version is very easy and tasty.
Kabuli Channa / Chickpeas 1 bowl
Onion 1, sliced
Tomato 1, sliced
Ginger - Garlic paste 1 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Red Chili Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Chole Masala Powder 1 tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves
Firstly lets boil the channa.....
Wash and soak channa overnight or upto 8 hours.
Now drain the water, add fresh water and salt and pressure cook for 7 - 8 whistles or until channa is done. As the pressure releases, remove and keep ready.
Lets make chole masala....
In a pan heat oil. Once heated, add sliced onions. Saute until transparent and turns golden in color.
Now add ginger - garlic paste and saute for a minute.
Now add sliced tomatoes and cook. Add in the masala's - turmeric powder, red chili powder and cook until the raw smell of the masala's go, and tomato starts leaving oil to the sides of the pan.
Now add, boiled channa, and chole masala and mix.
Add 1/2 cup of water or as per needed and cook. At this stage check for salt, if needed do add as per needed.
Now cook channa until the masala's gets absorbed by the channa's - may be upto 15 - 20 minutes.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with hot puris.......