Channa Masala

Chickpeas likes beans have numerous varities. We have the lighter and bigger ones called kabuli channa which have a soft skin. We also have the smaller darker ones with a rough coat called bengal gram or chota channa. We can just soak them and make it's sprouts and eat in salad , or boil them with salt water and shallow fry them with onion and tomato to eat like curry. Well there are so many ways of eating chickpeas. But the most important thing to note is that they are extremely nutritous. Doctors often recommend them in your diet for a health body and hair.

Ingredients you need are:
1 cup bengal gram soaked for 2 days. Remember to change the water in between
1 big onion chopped very finely
2 big tomatoes chopped finely
5 cloves of garlic and 1/2 ginger crushed
1 tspn mustard seeds
1 tspn cumin seeds
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
4-5 green chilies chopped
1 tspn coriander powder
1 lime juice

Method to cook :
Pressure cook the bengal gram with 4 cups of water and 1 tspn salt. Cook it on high flame till it whistles. Lower the flame and cook for another 30 minutes.
Allow the gas to come out.
Heat Oil in a pan.
Add mustars seeds, cumin seeds, green chilies, ginger garlic crushed and onion chopped.
As you see onion turning brown, add the chopped tomatoes and all powdered spices.
Add the chickpeas, 2.5 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Now simmer the gas and cook till water evaporates and you get a semi-dry gravy.

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