Best Chana Masala Recipe | Chickpeas Masala Recipe


chana masala

chana masala
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Easy Chana Masala Recipe | Authentic Chickpeas Masala Recipe | Indian style

Chana Masala - Chana masala or chole masala is a popular vegetable dish in Indian cuisine. The main ingredient is chickpeas. It is a popular Punjabi dish commonly known as chole masala
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients for Chana Masala

  • 200 grams chana
  • 25 grams chana masala powder
  • 1 springs coriander leaves
  • 1 pinch cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chilies
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 onion finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 pinch turmeric
  • few piece whole garam masala


How to cook the recipe

  • Soak chana in water overnight or to cook the same day soak them in warm water for at least 5-6hrs.
  • Pressure cook the chana until soft for 4 to 5 whistle.
  • Drain the chana, reserve the liquid .
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and whole garam masala.
  • When the cumin seeds change color add chopped onion to it and saute till they are brown.
  • Add the Ginger-garlic paste to it and saute for couple of minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes , channa masala powders to it and saute for a mins and add salt.
  • Saute the tomatoes till they are soft and mushed up,
  • Add the chana to the mixture and mix gently so that chana are properly coated in the mixture.
  • Add the reserved water depending on the gravy you need, check and adjust the seasoning.
  • Simmer the stove and cook covered for 5-6 minutes and garnish it with coriand leaves
  • Serve it with poori or chapatti with sliced onion.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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