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Chana Tikka Masala Recipe

Chana Tikka Masala
How to make Chana Tikka Masala

Chana Tikka Masala Recipe: Roasted chana is cooked in a delicious tikka masala gravy. This chana tikka masala is rich, creamy, and can be prepared in just under 30 minutes. It tastes best when served with rice or naan.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Chana Tikka Masala

  • For roasted chana:
  • 1 cup Chana
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Haldi
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • to taste Salt
  • For masala sauce:
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 inch Ginger, grated
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.5 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 3/4 tsp Poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Saunf
  • 2 Black peppercorns
  • 2 Elaichi
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • For garnishing:
  • Coriander leaves, chopped

How to Make Chana Tikka Masala

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To begin with, add chana (chickpea), haldi, red chilli powder, salt, lemon juice and vegetable oil in a bowl. Toss well to coat the chickpeas evenly with all the masalas.
In a pan, heat some oil and add the marinated chana. Roast them for 4-5 minutes or until they look slightly charred.
Now, we need to prepare the tikka masala sauce. For this, add oil, onion, tomatoes, cashew nuts, ginger, garlic, and all the spices in a separate pan. Roast them until they become soft.
Once done, allow the sauce to cool. Transfer to a mixer grinder to form a smooth paste. (You can also add some water at this stage).
Now, add the paste to the pan again and let it come to a boil. Add the roasted chana and mix well.
Cook for 1-2 minutes and add fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot!
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