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Channa Masala
From: jesal ck, chicago, il, USA

Opening comments: 4 people, about 30 mins.

  • 2 cups chick peas or garbanzo beans
  • 1 big onion (grated)
  • Paste of 2 garlic cloves + 1 ginger (2 inch)
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 (half) tsp turmeric pwd
  • 2 tea bags.
  • 1 tsp armchur pwd
  • corriander leaves for garnish

Heat on a low flame the below and make a mixture of it.
Mixture of dry spices:
1 tsp peppercorns
4-5 cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tso corriander seeds
2 cinnamon sticks (1 inch)
3-4 cardammom

1)soak the chick peas overnight in water.

2)pressure cook chick peas with the tea bags and some salt.the chick peas will now look brown after boiling.

3)heat oil in a vessel, add bay leaves, and then the grated onion.cook till tender and add ginger garlic paste.cook for 2 mins and add the boiled chick peas but donot add water. thoroughly mix it and add the spice mixture, turmeric pwd and salt.Cook it for 5 mins and mow add about half a cup of water (u can use the water used for boiling) and the armchur pwd. cover and cook for 5 mins.garnish with corriander leaves.

If u wanna make more spicy can add garam masala or red chilli pwd.this is little lenghty procedure but once u make it i bet u will never eat channa masala outside.