Chole masala (Chana Masala)
Clean, wash and soak chole (chick peas) for 5 to 6 hours. Wash and peal potatoes. Cook them along with the soaked chole in a pressure cooker to 3 to 4 whistles.
Heat 2 table spoons of oil in a pan. Add cloves, saunf, bay leaves ad cinnamon and fry for few sec. Add ginger garlic paste. Saute and add the onion paste. Fry in a medium flame until the paste turns pink. Add red chilli powder, dhaniya powder and haldi. Stir and add tomato puree.
Add sugar and salt to it. Cook until the tomatoes start leaving oil. Now add the cooked chole and potatoes to it mix well. Add 2 cups of water. Cook in a medium flame until the gravy thickens. Stir occasionally. Add chole masala powder and cook for few mins. and switch off the flame.
Chole masala (chana masala) is ready...........take it into a serving bowl and garnish with fresh dhaniya leaves...........Serve hot with pooris or baturas....enjoy.....