Chick pea Masala | Chana Masala (With out coconut )

Chick pea masala/curry is famous in Indian cuisine. There are several types of chana curry.. Here is simple recipe. Anybody can try this curry without coconut. In kerala my mom and my grandmas cook chana/kadala/chickpea in coconut gravy.. I tried with out coconut only by blending onion and ginger garlic masala together after by sauting them.. It gave another super taste and thick gravy like coconut gravy.Delicious recipe. try it.. Lets get cooking..!!!
  1. Chickpeas- 3/4 cup
  2. Ginger - 1 inch piece(crushed)
  3. Garlic - 6 cloves(finely chopped)
  4. Onion -2 Chopped
  5. Tomatoes - 3 medium sized chopped roughly
  6. Red Chilli Powder - 1.5 tsp
  7. Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
  8. Garam masala- 1 tbsp
  9. Turmeric pwd-1 tsp
  10. Redchilli pwd-1 tbsp
  11. Coriander pwd-2 tsp 
  12. Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  13. Coriander leaves - just to garnish
  14. Water -as  required
  15. Salt - to taste
  16. Oil - as required

Soak chickpeas overnight or atleast for 8 hours.Set aside.
In a pan heat oil - add ginger, garlic,onion.

Add tomatoes ,saute well until it cooked.

 Add turmeric pwd,garam masala pwd,chilli pwd and coriander pwd.Turn off the flame and  Allow it to cool.
Grind it to a fine paste.Set aside.

In a pressure cooker heat oil .add mustard seeds.Then add the grinded tomato onion paste.

Add chickpea along with the cooked water to this mixture.
Add required salt. and pressure cook for 4,5 whistle in medium flame.
Once done, open and add more water if the gravy is too thick - I added remaining 1 cup water and allowed it to boil in sim for 5mins.Once oil seperates and desired consistency is reached, Garnish with coriander leaves and Turn off the flame.

Serve it with chappathis, poories.. enjoy..!!