Easy Chana (Chickpea) Masala with no oil

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This simple recipe requires no oil, no onions (only to garnish) and no tomatoes.  This cant get easier than that andyet be so healthy and delicious.  The cream chickpeas can be used as a filling for sandwiches and pitas apart from puri, kulcha, roti.  Do try it and you wil be hooked!

What you need:

2 cups white chickpeas or kabuli chanas

2-3 heaped tbsp chana masala

3 tsp  julienne ginger

3-4 slit green chilli

Black/rock salt to taste

1/4 cup chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves

How to make:

  1.  Soak the chickpeas/chanas overnight. Boil Chana with rock salt,  till soft in the pressure cooker.  Pressure cook 1 whistle on high, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Open pressure cooker after steam releases….Chana will be cooked through!

img_11472.  Now in the same vessel, add the chana masala and cook the chanas on slow heat stirring every 10-15 minutes.  Throw in the thinly sliced ginger and slit green chillies and stir well.

3.  After 30 minutes the chana should be cooked till the outer covering of the chana comes off and melts to form a smooth sauce! If water dries up before that you can add more water for cooking.

4.  Serve hot with a squeeze of lime and chopped onions.

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