Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Kala Chana Masala

Kala Chana Masala
lack Chickpeas Curry)

Kala Chana Masala

Kala chana Masala (Black Chickpeas Curry) is a very delicious, healthy & spicy North Indian curry/dish. Kala Chana is also known as Bengal gram. Kala Chana (black chickpeas) is an excellent source of protein. 

Kala Chana Masala


1 cup kala chana (black chickpeas)
1 onion chopped 
2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chana masala
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 tbsp coriander leaves
1/2 tsp coriander powder
2-3 green chili chopped
1/2 tsp garlic chopped
Pinch of soda bicarb
1 tbsp oil
Water as required
Salt to taste


1. Clean & soak chana (black chickpeas) in enough water over night.

2. Pressure cook black chickpeas with water & soda bicarb till done.

3. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, crackle them, add asafoetida, 
    chopped onions. Saute onions till onion become light golden.

4. Now add garlic, green chili & saute for another 2-3 sec.

5. Add tomatoes & cook till done.

6. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt &
    cook  for 2-3 mins.

7. Add cooked black chick peas, garam masala, chana masala, some
    water, mix well & cook for 3-4 mins.

8. Transfer them in a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves,
     serve hot with roti/rice/paratha.

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  1. Channa masala looks very delicious :)

  2. Looks so perfect and super delicious :-)

  3. perfect dish for any party or occasion.....looks so tempting.

  4. yummy and delicious...perfect with puri on the weekends.