Ghughni / Chana Masala / Chickpea recipe

You have to buy raw chickpea / kbauli chana.
 
Ingredients (To serve 4 to 6 people):
 
  1. Raw chana:                       2 cups
  2. Potatoes diced (optional:  1 cup
  3. Onions (chopped):            1 cup
  4. Garlic:                               1 tablespoon
  5. Ginger:                              1 teaspoon
  6. Turmeric powder:              1 teaspoon
  7. Coriander powder:            ½ teaspoon
  8. Cumin powder:                  ½ teaspoon
  9. Salt:                                   To taste
  10. Garam masala powder:     ¼ teaspoon
  11. Tomato chopped/puree:    1 tablespoon
  12. Oil:                                    1 ½ tablespoon
Procedure:
 
  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight. The volume will increase, so use a big bowl.
  2. Boil the soaked chickpeas till soft.
  3. Drain the water.
  4. Heat oil in a pan.
  5. Fry the onions till golden brown.
  6. Now add the garlic, ginger, and the other ingredients except garam masala powder.
  7. After a nice aroma comes out, add the chick peas and chopped potatoes. Mix nicely with the spices and cook on low flame for about 2-3 mins.
  8. Add 1 cup of water and cover it and cook for right consistency.
  9. Add garam masala powder.
Garnishing:
 
You can garnish with onions, tomato and capsicum, lemon, all cut in ring shape.
 
Tips:
 
When you use powdered masalas, make a paste with a little water, otherwise these may get burnt.
Now serve your delicious Ghugni with bread, luchi or paranthas!
 

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