Chana Masala



Chana Masala is one of my all-time favourites. It is a delicious and flavourful Indian Curry made by cooking chickpeas in a spicy tomato and onion gravy. It is simple but bursting with flavours. It is perfect gravy to go along with puri. However, you can also pair it with rice, paratha or Bhature. Chana Masala is added to this curry is readily available at most provision stores and imparts that special flavour.

Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fibre. Additionally, it helps in improving digestion, weight management and reducing your calorie intake at meals.

Do enjoy this chickpea curry recipe and don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comment section.


  • 200 gms chickpeas
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp green chilly finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp carom seeds
  • 3/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chana masala
  • 3/4 tsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste


Method of preparation

  • Soak the chickpeas in water for 7-8 hours and then pressure-cook it till 4-5 whistles. The longer you soak, the faster it cooks. Drain the water once cooked.
  • Heat oil in a deep nonstick pan and add carom seeds.
  • Add finely chopped onion and stir it so that the raw smell fades away and it becomes a little translucent in colour.
  • Add finely chopped tomato, ginger, green chilly and garlic. Stir for 3-4 minutes.
  • Season it with red chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt to taste.
  • Add garam masala and chana masala to the gravy.
  • Add chickpeas to the gravy. Add little water and stir well on low flame for 10-12 minutes.
  • Garnish it with coriander.


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