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Chana Massalla Recipe


  • 1 Cup chick peas (dried or tinned)
  • Half an onion finely chopped
  • Half an onion chopped in large chunks
  • half a green pepper finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato puree
  • Half cup tinned tomatoes
  • 2 inches grated root ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Curry Powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Cooking method for Chana Massalla

Serves 4

If using dried chick peas then you will need to follow the instructions on soaking before use. Fry the finely chopped onion until translucent in veg oil. Add the curry powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, sliced garlic and grated ginger and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the pepper,tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, chunks of onion, sugar and soy sauce and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the chick peas, mix in with the sauce and serve immediately topped with the coriander!

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