Cholay / Chana Masala / Indian Chick Pea Curry

Ingredients :

1 can chickpeas

1 small sized onion - thinly sliced

1 medium sized tomato - finely chopped

1 tsp Ginger / Garlic paste

Half tsp turmeric powder

Half tsp red chilli powder

Half tsp zeera (cumin seeds) powder

Half tsp dhaniya (coriander seeds) powder

1 tsp Chana masala powder

Half tsp mustard seeds

Half tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 green chillies slit vertically

Salt to taste

Method :

In a non-stick pan on medium heat , fry the onions in half cup oil until they turn translucent pink. In the meantime add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and fry for about 2 minutes.  Now add the ginger/garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli, cumin and coriander powder, chana masala powder and saute for about 2 minutes. Then add the chopped tomatoes and fry until the water starts to separates. Add the canned chickpeas and mix well making sure the masala coats well ! Now add the green chillies, lemon juice and salt. Simmer for another 5 minutes on low heat !

Garnish with finely chopped onions, tomatoes and coriander leaves. Serve with piping hot tea :)

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