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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Serves: 6

Sandhya’s Chana Masala

Adapted specially for the PKP, Sandhya’s Chana Masala recipe is so tasty and healthy. Originating from the Indian subcontinent, Chana Masala goes by many names like Chole, Channay, Chholay, and Chickpea Curry.

You can find more of Sandhya’s amazing recipes at sandhyahariharan.co.uk.

Serve with nan bread and rice, sprinkled with some chopped coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime juice.


2 onions, roughly diced

3cm fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

6 garlic cloves, crushed

2 green chillies

1 tbsp olive or cooking oil

1 bay leaf

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp ground coriander

2 potatoes, peeled and roughly cubed

2 x 400g cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

500ml water

1 tsp garam masala

Salt and pepper (to taste)

Suitable for: Pressure King Pro 6L 20-in-1 Pressure Cooker

The Method

To make the curry paste, add the onions, ginger, garlic and chillies to a food processor and blitz until you have a course paste.

Select the FRY function, press START, then add the oil and allow to heat. Add the bay leaf and cumin seeds and stir regularly for ~30 seconds.

Add the curry paste and continue to stir for ~4 minutes until the onion begins to soften.

Add the tomatoes, turmeric, chilli powder, cumin and ground coriander and continue to stir for a further 5 minutes, then press CANCEL.

Add the chickpeas, potatoes and water and stir to combine.

Put the lid on and close the pressure valve then select the STEW/SOUP function and adjust the time to 10 minutes, then press START.

When the program has finished press CANCEL. For this recipe we recommend the QUICK RELEASE method before opening the pressure valve and removing the lid.

Add the garam masala and stir to combine before serving.

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