Indian Balti Chick-peas Chana Balti Recipe

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Balti Chick-peas Chana Balti Ingredients

Indian Balti Chick-peas Chana Balti

  • 125 ml Oil
  • 125 g Grated onion
  • 1/2 t Ground fresh root ginger
  • 1/2 t Ground fresh garlic
  • 125 g Finely chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 350 g cooked or canned chick peas, drained
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/2 t Red chilli powder
  • 1 pinch Ground turmeric
  • 600 ml Water
  • 1 Whole fresh green chilli
  • 2 tbsp. Chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 t Garam masala
  • Method

  • Put the oil into a karahi or deep frying pan, add the onions and fry for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, and tomatoes, and simmer, covered for 10-15 minutes on low heat until the oil separates and the mixture forms a pulp.
  • Add a tablespoon of water at a time if required.
  • Add the cooked or canned chickpeas, salt, red chilli powder, and turmeric, and stir well.
  • Add 6 tablespoons of boiling water and simmer on low heat for 5-7 minutes or until excess water evaporates and there is thick gravy.
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