Chana Masaledar Recipe

Step 1

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. When hot, put in cumin seeds. After a few seconds, add the onion. Stir & fry for 7 minutes. Turn heat to low & add the spices in the order set out above. Mix well & add the garlic & ginger. Fry, stirring for 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste. Add chick peas. Add salt & cayenne & lemon juice. Stir well, cover & simmer for 10 minutes. If it is too dry, add some chickpea stock. Stir gently while cooking on occasion. Serve over rice with Aloo Mattar Rasedaar

Things You'll Need

  • 3tb Vegetable oil
  • 1/4ts Whole cumin seeds
  • 1md Onion; peeled & chopped
  • 1/4ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4ts Ground cloves
  • 1ts Ground coriander
  • 2 Garlic cloves - peeled & minced
  • 1 1/2" piece of fresh ginger - grated
  • 1tb Tomato paste
  • 20oz Canned chick peas; -OR- 10 oz Dried chick peas, cooked
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 1/4ts Cayenne pepper; to taste
  • 1tb Lemon juice

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