Channa Masala

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Servings 
Serves 3

I just love this spicy dish, it tastes absolutely fantastic especially when nice and hot! YUM! Ideal as a starter but just as good as an evening snack.

Ingredients
2 cups
chickpeas, boiled or drained from the can
1
large onion, chopped fine
2
tomatoes, skin removed then chopped fine
1 tbsp
tomato paste
1 tbsp
grated raw mango
4 tbsp
oil
1 tsp
garlic paste
2-3
chopped green chilies
1 tbsp
coriander powder
2 tsp
cumin powder
1/2 tsp
red chili powder
1/2 tsp
turmeric powder
1 tsp
cumin seeds
(optional)
1 tsp
garam masala
juice of half a lemon
salt to taste
Instructions 

First, mix all the powdered spices n cumin seeds with a bit of water and set aside.

Heat the oil then add the onions, stir fry them until soft, then add the garlic paste. Fry for a minute then add the tomatoes, tomato paste, grated mango and the spice paste. Cook together until the tomatoes are soft and mushy, then add the chickpeas, chopped chilies, salt and water.

Cook together covered for about 10 minutes on medium heat until the sauce thickens, then uncover and let it cook for another 5-10 minutes. Taste and adjust spices and salt. Squeeze in the lemon juice and turn off the heat. Garnish with coriander and serve hot!

You can add limro/curry leaves to this recipe if you like. If using the curry leaves, add them in the pan just before the onions.


Comments

Can we omit the mango?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

can we use dry mango powder instead of fresh mango...

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

can we use amchor powder, dry mango powder instead of fresh mango.

THanks.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.