April 18, 2017

Jain Chole Masala | Channa Masala - (No Onion No Garlic)

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Jain Chole is a spicy North Indian gravy made without the use of onions,garlic and ginger specially customised for my Jain friends and all those who like to have Saatvik food sans onion and garlic.
The non Jain,regular version of chole masala is already featured on this blog - Chole Masala
Serve this jain chole masala with any type of Pulao,Rotis-Parathas ,Puri  or even simple plain steamed hot rice.

Soaking Time : 6-8 hrs
Preparation Time : 5-10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves: 2-3
Complexity - Medium

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200 gms chick peas/kabuli channa/kondakadalai
2-3 tomatoes medium sized - finely chopped
1-2 green chillies slit
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp haldi powder
2 tsp dhaniya powder
2 tsp chole masala (home made or any brand - Everest,MDH,Catch etc)
salt as per taste.
1 tsp lemon juice - optional
fresh corriander for garnish
2-3 teaspoon oil

©Sweet Spicy Tasty©

  • Wash and soak the chole overnight for about 6-8 hrs.
  • Pressure cook the chole with salt on medium flame for 3-4 whistles or until soft.Incase you feel the chole is not cooked soft,you can adjust the water level and pressure cook it for another 2 or 3 whistles.
  • In a kadai,heat some oil ,splutter the jeera and saute the green chillies.
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes,haldi,red chilli powder,dhaniya powder,chole masala,salt and mix well and cook until the tomatoes become mushy. You can sprinkle little water if you feel the masala is too dry.
  • Cook until its all mushy and the oil starts oozing slightly,add the cooked chole ,mix well and pour about half cup water .Adjust salt and spice level if you wish at this stage.
  • Cook covered for about 5 mins.
  • Add in the lemon juice and garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot.

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