Chole Masala with Aloo

Or Chana masala, Chickpeas Curry. How can I talk about Bhatura and not mention Chole!.

Well we normally make Channa curry for pooris or chappattis, but with Bhaturas it tastes simply out of this world.

The version that was prepared this time, was a very simple one. To get thick consistency we added potatoes. Else this can be made without Aloo also.

Serves : 5
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins

Ingredients needed:

Channa - 2 cups
Onions - 2 medium
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Potatoes - 2 medium
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 4 pods
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil
Coriander leaves

Method to prepare:

Soak Channa overnight, (atleast for 6 hours) in water. Pressure cook it along with Potatoes, to get tender channa dal. Ensure its not soggy.

Cut Onions, Tomatoes into pieces. Add fresh Ginger, Garlic and make everything into fine paste.

Heat Oil in a kadai, put the masala paste. Sauté on high flame. Add all the powders. Cook for 5 mins

Then add the cooked Channa to the kadai. Mash all the potatoes and add to the gravy to get thick consistency. Sim it for a while until you get a thick gravy.

You can add the potatoes as cubes, also but mashed potatoes make gravy thick. If you want to add it as cubes, then pressure cook Channa and keep it for 2 whistles, then add potatoes and again put on whistle for 2 more. I thick everybody mostly pressure cooks channa otherwise it takes lot of cooking time.

Finally garnish it with Coriander leaves, Onion and Lime pieces.
Tempting tantalizing Chole Masala is ready to go with Bhatura...

This is a joyful dish enjoy!

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