Garbanzo beans have alot of health benefits which you can read here . A very easy and tasty recipe of all times.

1 tbsp oil, for frying
1 can (437 gms) chickpeas (garbanzo beans, channa)
2 elaichi
2 cardamom
small piece cinnamon
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 tomato, chopped(deskinned)
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 green chilli
1/4 tsp chilli powder ( or as required)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp chole masala (i used everest)
2 tbsps water
1/2 a handful mint leaves (pudina)
salt as required

  • Put the oil in a saucepan and add the 3 spices
  • Add the onion and saute for awhile till they turn brown.
  • add the ginger garlic paste and saute for awhile.
  • Add the green chilli and tomato. Stir for a few mins
  • Add the tomato puree.
  • Put the chilli powder, turmeric, cumin, chole masala  and coriander powder in a small bowl and mix with the water
  • Add this mixture to the onions and tomato mixture. Add salt. Add little extra water and bring to boil.
  • Add the channa and pudina. stir and close the saucepan.

  • serve hot with any roti/bread of your choice.


Radhika said...

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faseela said...

Chana Masala luks really superb Farah....

Julie said...

Very delicious chana masala..

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sangee vijay said...

wow...channa masala looks very inviting...lovely preparation!!
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Hema said...

The channa masala looks very tempting and delicious..

Kaveri said...

An all time favorite..looks absolutely delicious

Dr.Sameena Prathap said...

Love channa masala..perfect with rotis...:)



Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Looks stunningly beautiful...what lovely color!! :)

Nisa Homey said...

Hi Farah, thanks a bunch for dropping by and for following me...OMG! channa masala looks so yummy...its my comfort food...love to have with roti...happy to follow u too...you have a wonderful space dear.

Jay said...

ohhh..yeah...this looks soooooooooooo good & tempting..;)

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