Chana Masala (Authentic Chick Pea Curry)
Written by Jayashree
Published on November 4, 2019

Chana Masala is a favourite side dish of one and all. It is from North Indian cuisine but popular in all regions of India. It pairs well with rice as well as any Indian flat bread.

Chana Masala is made in various ways, some make it without onion and garlic while a few like it dry as Pindi Chana.

Today’s recipe is an authentic chick pea curry , the masala is prepared and used in it. Thus, it is flavoursome with the fragrance of fresh spices.

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Let’s get to the recipe of Chana Masala:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Chana or Chick Pea
  • 2 onion
  • 4 tomato
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon anardana
  • salt

For the chana masala powder:

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 black cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1/4 inch cinnamon

For garnishing:

  • fresh coriander
  • lemon pieces

Method:

  1. Soak chana for 8-10 hours or overnight.
  2. Cut onion, blanch the tomato.
  3. Pressure cook chana with a tea bag in it.
  4. Dry roast the spices under “For the Chana Masala Powder” for two minutes on a low flame. Keep tossing them.
  5. Once it cools, grind to a powder.
  6. Make a puree of tomato, onion, ginger and garlic.
  7. Take oil in a pan, add cumin. Once it splutters, put tomato puree and saute it.
  8. After sometime, add turmeric powder, chilly powder, anardana, coriander powder and the spice mix. Put a little water and mix thoroughly. Let the flavours amalgamate
  9. Add salt and water to it. Adjust the quantity of water as per the desired consistency.
  10. Once the pressure releases, remove the boiled chana. Mash a few of them.
  11. Put the boiled chana and the mashed mixture to it. This gives volume to the gravy.
  12. Let boil for sometime.
  13. Garnish with fresh coriander.
  14. Chana Masala is ready to serve.
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Chana Masala (Authentic Chick Pea Curry)

Chana Masala is tasty and makes a tasty meal anytime. The flavours of fresh pound spices makes it delicious.

Course Breakfast, brunch, lunch box, lunch ideas
Cuisine north indian
Keyword authentic chick pea curry, chana masala, chana masala powder
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Soaking time 10 hours
Total Time 11 hours
Servings 6 people
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chana / chick pea
  • 2 onion
  • 4 tomato
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • salt

For Chana Masala Powder

  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 black cardamom
  • 4 clove
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1/4 inch cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Soak chana for 8-10 hours or overnight.

  2. Pressure cook chana for three whistles with a tea bag in it.

  3. Cut onion, blanch the tomato

  4. Dry roast the spices under "For the Chana Masala Powder" for two minutes on a low flame. Keep tossing them.

  5. Once it cools, grind to a powder.

  6. Make a puree of tomato, onion, ginger and garlic.

  7. Take oil in a pan, add cumin. Once it splutters, put tomato puree and saute it.

  8. After sometime, add turmeric powder, chilly powder, anardana, coriander powder and the spice mix.

  9. Put a little water and mix thoroughly. Let the flavours amalgamate.

  10. Add salt and water to it. Adjust the quantity of water as per the desired consistency.

  11. Once the pressure releases, remove the boiled chana. Mash a few of them.Put the boiled chana and the mashed mixture to it. This gives volume to the gravy.Let boil for sometime.Garnish with fresh coriander. Chana Masala is ready to serve.

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12 Comments

  1. ARCHANA

    The chana masala sounds delicious. I love especially the chana masala powder sounds like an awesome and flavourful. Great way to include protein in a vegetarian diet.

    Reply
  2. Vanitha Bhat

    No one can resist chana masala, either with rice or parathas!! Love all the spices that make yours different than mine 🙂 Awesome share dear! Loved watching the video 🙂

    Reply
  3. Sandhya

    I can imagine the aroma of the freshly made masala powder for thsi recipe and the taste of anardana! Yummy! Love it with bhatura! Fabulous share Jayashree!

    Reply
  4. mayurisjikoni

    Chana masala is one curry that most people love. Love the way you’ve made yours full of spices. I love to have it with paratha or poori.

    Reply
  5. Pavani

    I LOVE chickpeas and chana masala happens to be my absolute favorite dish. Thank you for sharing this authentic recipe – I will make this for my family very soon.

    Reply
  6. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Chana masala is my favorite and my boys absolutely love it as well. I love your authentic recipe and with freshly ground spice powder, this would have tasted so delicious!

    Reply
  7. Swati

    Chana Masala looks absolutely spicy and inviting.. would love to dig in it with naam or kulcha

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  8. Padma Veeranki

    There is nothing to beat the aroma of the freshly made spice powder for any recipe. Love to enjoy this with bhatura…heavenly combination! Yummilicious share Jaya!

    Reply
  9. Anshu

    Chana masala is my all time favorite and makes for a great weekend meal. Would love to pair it with pooris and bhaturas along with a glass a chach for a complete meal.

    Reply
  10. Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

    Hot Bhature and chana masala, I am drooling Jaya! This is our family favourite, and can you believe I am making it tonight.

    Reply
  11. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    Chnna masala is such a lovely recipe. i
    love the channa masala podi you have given, I am going to make it soon and then try your recipe for the all time favorite.

    Reply
  12. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    The use of freshly made masala for this curry here must be adding awesome flavor and taste ! Chana curries are always a hit and yours look much flavorful and yum jaya 🙂

    Reply

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