Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Chana Masala

Chana Masala
( Spicy Chickpeas/ Chole)

Chana Masala

Chana Masala is a deliciously spiced, saucy & very popular Punjabi dish served with bhature, puri, chapati, naan or rice. In this recipe chickpeas are simmered with a mixture of garlic, ginger, onion, tomatoes, red chili powder, cumin seeds, garam masala, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chana masala & salt.

Chana Masala

This fantastic dish chana masala is typically served with bhatura. It can be sreved as main course with chapati or as a mid-afternoon snack in the form of a "chaat" with samosa, aloo tikki etc. Chana masala is a very important part of famous Indian street food.


1 cup white chick peas ( chana)
1 onion chopped
2-3 tomatoes chopped
2-3 green chilies chopped
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp dry mango powder
1 tsp chana masala powder
2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
Pinch of soda bi carb
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste


1. Soak white chick peas (chana) over night in enough water.

2. Pressure cook chick peas in water with soda bi carb till become soft.

3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds & cumin seeds, let them crackle.

4. Add onion & cook till become light brown.

5. Now add ginger garlic paste & green chili, cook it for few sec.

6. Add tomatoes, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder & cook till oil
    starts to separate.

7. Add pressure cooked white chick peas,garam masala, salt, dry mango powder, chana  
     masala & mix well.

8. Now add some water & cook till gravy becomes thick.

9. Transfer chole masala into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves
     & serve hot

Chana Masala

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