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Spicy Chana Chat Recipe

Yields1 Serving

 200 gms kabuli channa, soak in Water overnight and pressure cook till soft Black Cardamom 1 3-4 green chillis,choped 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds large pinch of Asafoetida ( heeng) 1/4 tsp cumin pwd 1 tsp red chilli pwd (adjust) Tomatoes 2 in cubes 1/2 tbsp Tamarind paste fresh Coriander leaves for garnish Chat masala as required Salt to taste 1/2 tbsp Ghee/Oil

Heat ghee in a vessel, add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the cardamom and let the aroma release. Add green chillis and saute for 4-5 seconds. Immediately add the asafoetida. Add the spice pwds and salt. Combine well. Add the tomatoes and cook until soft, approx 5-6 mts. Add the boiled channa (keep aside 2-3 tbsps of boiled channa and mash). Add a cup of water and cook on high heat for 3-4 mts. Reduce flame and cook on simmer for 7-8 mts. Add the mashed channa and combine. Add the tamarind paste, combine and cook for another few mts till all the water is evaporated. Its a semi-dry dish. Adjust the salt. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and chopped onions.Serve with dahi baray. enjoy