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Tawa Chana Recipe by Shireen Anwar

Tawa Chana Recipe by Shireen Anwar
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins

This simple Tawa Chana recipe by Shireen Anwar, comprises only of a few spices, making it a delicious chana recipe to cook up quickly. This Tawa Chana recipe  is a super hit among kids and adults alike.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Servings: 5
Chef: Shireen Anwar
  • 250 gm chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 tea bag
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 4 green chilies chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste heaped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes crushed
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds crushed
  • 1 tsp chat masala
  • 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt according to taste
Cooking Method
  1. Wash chickpeas with few changes of water.
  2. Add 1 tsp baking soda and soak overnight.
  3. Drain.
  4. Boil chickpeas with 1 tea bag for 2 hours or until tender.
  5. Drain all excess water.
  6. Heat oil on a griddle or a Tawa.
  7. Saute chopped onion for 3-4 minutes
  8. Then add ginger garlic paste and fry for a few seconds.
  9. Now add chopped tomato and green chilies. Stir well.

  10. Season with turmeric, chili powder, crushed red pepper, coriander, cumin, chat Masala and salt.
  11. Also add dry fenugreek leaves.Cook for 5-8 minutes by adding little water.

  12. Then add boiled chickpeas and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  13. Garnish with ring onions and green chilies. Tawa Chana is ready to serve. ENJOY!!

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