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
  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.
You can garnish with onions, tomato and capsicum, lemon, all cut in ring shape.
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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