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Chana Masala with Pomegranate Raita Recipe

Chana Masala with Pomegranate Raita Recipe
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How To Make Chana Masala with Pomegranate Raita

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-inch ginger, grated
  • 2 tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (for garnish)
  • For the pomegranate raita:
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions. Sauté until golden brown.

  2. Add minced garlic and grated ginger. Cook for a minute until fragrant.

  3. Pour in the tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well.

  5. Add cooked chickpeas and water. Mix everything together and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.

  6. In the meantime, prepare the pomegranate raita. In a bowl, whisk together yogurt and salt. Stir in the pomegranate seeds.

  7. Serve the chana masala hot, garnished with chopped cilantro, along with the pomegranate raita.

Nutrition

  • Calories : 265kcal
  • Total Fat : 9g
  • Saturated Fat : 1g
  • Cholesterol : 2mg
  • Sodium : 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 38g
  • Dietary Fiber : 9g
  • Sugar : 5g
  • Protein : 12g
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