Chana Masala



Chana Masala is a popular Punjabi dish. In this recipe, chana or chickpeas are cooked in rich onion based gravy and best served with Punjabi Bhatura or Puri as evening snack or dinner. This spicy curry looks so tempting and tastes delicious. Serve along with some Pickled Onion and salad.

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  • Preparation Time : 15 minutes
  • Inactive : 8 hours
  • Cooking Time : 45 minutes
  • Total Time : 9 hours

Ingredients :

  • Chana or Chole or Chickpeas (2 cups boiled)
  • Onion (2 big size) /sliced
  • Mustard Oil (3-4 tbsp)
  • Cumin Seeds (1/4 tsp)
  • Bay Leaf (1)
  • Coriander Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Red Chilli Powder (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Tomato Ketchup (2 tsp)
  • Ginger Paste (1 tsp)
  • Garlic Paste (1 tsp)
  • Sugar (1/2 tsp)
  • Ghee or Clarified Butter (1/2 tsp)
  • Garam Masala Powder (1/2 tsp)

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Image : 

Soak and boil chickpeas

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In a bowl, add red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder

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Add tomato ketchup

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Add water and make a paste, keep it aside

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Heat oil and add cumin seeds and bat leaf

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Add sliced onion

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Add ginger and garlic paste

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Add masala paste

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Cook until oil oozing out from the gravy

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Add boiled chickpeas

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Mix and cook for 5 minutes

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Add water, cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes

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After 15 minutes open the lead

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Add sugar

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Add ghee

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Add garam masala powder

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Cook for 3-5 minutes more and switch off the flame

chole masala 17Tips :

  • Do not add salt while boiling the Chickpeas.
  • Serve with bhatura or puri.

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2 Replies to “Chana Masala”

  1. simmah says:

    nailed it. very flavorful in all the right places. used black pepper on place of red chili powder, and tomato paste and sugar on place of ketchup. thank you for sharing

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