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Prep Time : 8-10 hour
Cook time : 16-20 minutes
Serve : 4
Level Of Cooking : Easy
Taste : Spicy
Ingredients for Chana Masala Rice Recipe
Cooked rice 2 cups
Black Bengal gram (kala chana) 2 cups
Ghee 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Black peppercorns 4-5
Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 teaspoon
Bay leaf 1
Garlic finely chopped 2 tablespoons
Ginger finely chopped 2 tablespoons
Green chillies finely chopped 2-3
Onions finely chopped 2 medium
Tomatoes finely chopped 2 medium
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
chana masala powder 1 tablespoon
Black gram stock 1 cup
Salt to taste
Dried mango powder 1 teaspoon
coriander leaves for garnishing
Heat ghee in a non-stick wok, add cinnamon, peppercorns, caraway seeds and bay leaf and cook for a minute.
Add garlic, ginger and chillies and sauté till lightly browned.
Add onions and sauté till brown. Add tomatoes and sauté further for 3-4 minutes. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and chana masala powder and mix well.
Add black gram and mix well. Add stock and mix well. Cook for a minute. Add rice and mix well. Add salt and dried mango powder and mix well.
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