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Chana Aloo Masala

North indian | Mains

87 calories/serving
45 mins
Chana Aloo masala is a spice-loaded combination of chickpeas and potatoes, cooked in a onion-tomato based gravy and wholesome Indian spices. The dish is an absolute delight for all chana lovers. Try it out with rice or tandoori roti and you will thank us later.
Recipe by:
Hebbars Kitchen


Pressure cooking chana

1. Firstly, soak 1 cup chana in enough water for at least 8 hours. drain off the water and transfer to the cooker.

2. Also add 2 tea bags, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf, 3 pods cardamom, 4 cloves, ¼ tsp baking soda and ½ tsp salt. pressure cook for 5 whistles adding 3 cup water.

3. Once the pressure settles down, remove tea bags and make sure the chana has cooked completely. chana masala mix preparation:

4. Firstly, in a small bowl take ½ tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ¼ tsp black pepper powder, 1 tsp kasuri methi, ½ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp aamchur and pinch hing.

5. Add ¼ cup water and mix well.

Aloo chole preparation

6. Firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp cumin seeds until it turns aromatic.

7. Also add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until it turns golden brown.

Now add prepared chole masala mix and saute for a minute.

8. Further, add 1 cup tomato pulp and saute well. to prepare tomato pulp, blend 2 ripened tomato in a blender. saute until the oil is separated from masala paste.

9. Additionally, add cooked chana and 2 boiled potato. also, add 1 tsp salt and 1 cup water. mix well adjusting the consistency as required.

10. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until flavours are absorbed well.

11. Prepare the tempering by heating 1 tsp butter. add 2 chilli, ¼ tsp chilli powder and saute on low flame.

12. Pour the tempering over curry and add 2 tbsp coriander leaves.

13. Finally, enjoy aloo chole recipe with poori or chapati.

By Hebbars Kitchen