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Tamil Nadu Style Chana Masala | Kondaikadalai Masala for Dosa

Chana Masala is one of the popular and healthy Side dish recipe which is loved by everyone. Here I have shared you the traditional Tamil Nadu style Chana Masala which goes well with Dosa, chapathi, Poori and even Bread.

Tamil Nadu Style Chana Masala


Ingredients for making Chana Masala in Tamil Nadu Style

Chickpeas - 2 cups
Onion - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp.
Saunf - 1 tsp.
Cinnamon stick - 1 small
Cloves - 2
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Chilli powder - 1 tsp.
Green Chilli - 2
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp.
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1  tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp.
Coriander leaves - a handful
Salt to taste

Method for making Chana Bhatura / Chole Poori 

Method for making Chana Masala  in Tamil Nadu Style

1. Soak the chick peas overnight or for 6-8 hours in water. Pressure cook by adding enough water and salt for 4 to 5 whistles.

2. Chop the onions, tomatoes and slit the green chillies.

3. Heat oil in a kadai. Add in the saunf, cinnamon, and cloves.

4. Now add the finely chopped onions and saute till they turn golden brown.

5. Add in ginger garlic paste and mix well. Next add the chopped tomatoes and saute till it becomes mushy.

6. Cook till the oil separates.

7. Next add the in red chilli, turmeric, garam masala and coriander powders and mix well.

8. Add the required amount of salt.

9. Next add the cooked chick pea with the water and saute well till it gets blended with the masalas.

10. Saute well and cook in medium flame till you get a thick thokku like consistency.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Dosa or Bread.

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