Chana masala (Chole)

Chana masala (Chole)

At my baseline state, I'm what you'd call a #1 control freak, and I revel in the description. I like things to be just so: the apartment has to be neat, plans have to be confirmed in advance, and trips have to be well organized. Items running low have to be pre-ordered before they run out, the bed has to be made everyday, grocery lists have to be broken up by category, and of course the planner has to be color coded (how would I even operate otherwise??). 

As I enter the third trimester of being a preggo, however, I'm appreciating the joys of relinquishing control. When it comes to MD type doctor stuff, I'm happy to let them do their thing while I sit back and pretend there's nothing for me to do. Doctors have trained for years, so why should I try to do their job? Why do I need to be worried? And most of all, why the heck should I have a birth plan?? 

I like taking a similar approach to cooking. Sometimes I try too hard to come up with a unique recipe just so I can blog about it. However, there are millions and millions of recipes out there that are perfectly yummy, and it's a travesty that I don't take advantage of this goldmine more often.

So in the spirit of chilling out a little more, I made this Chana masala using the Vahrevah chef's recipe. It's one of my new favorites, and seriously tasted like something from an Indian restaurant in India (not the bland tomato sauces you find at Indian restaurants in the US). Check out his video here and let me know how yours turns out! 

 Chana masala 1

Chana masala 1

 Chana masala 2

Chana masala 2