I wanted to try chana masala recipe with tea as ingredient,as I heard it from few friends. So found this recipe and this is the 3rd or 4th time I am making this. This has become my kiddo’s favourite now,who hated chana before. The only person now I have to convince is my hubby…Still he is ok with this for once in a while. This is perfect side dish for chapati, bhatura or poori.
The chole picture in the cookbook was very dark and had less masala coated,thats coz I reduced the channa but not the other things. The reason for a lighter shade must be the tea bags,I used only one while its was mentioned for 2. Thats coz I was afraid using tea as my kid is allergic to caffeine. This is not gravy kind, its comes out a bit dry . But soft and yummy chole goes well with poori or bhatura!
|Chana /chick peas||1 cup|
|Chana dal||2 tblsp|
|Onion||2, finely chopped|
|Tea bag||1 or 2|
|Moti elachi(Big cardamom)||1|
|Cinnamon||1 inch piece|
|Ginger||1 inch piece(chopped)|
|Anar daana seeds(pomegranate seeds) Powder||2 tsp|
|Dhania powder||1 tsp|
|Red chilli powder||1/2 – 3/4 tsp|
|channa masala powder||1 tsp|
|Garam masala powder||1/2 tsp|
|Cooking soda||1 pinch|
|Coriander leaves||2 tblsp|
To serve, add chopped onion,lemon juice and coriander leaves on top and enjoy with bhatura or poori or chapati.