Chana Masala Recipe

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Chana Masala
Chickpeas – 2 cups, soaked overnight and boiled
Tomatoes – 2 cups, chopped
Green Chillies – 3 to 4, sliced
Ginger – 1 two inch piece, peeled, grated + 1 one inch piece, julienned
Garlic – 4 to 5 cloves, grated
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 2 tblsp
Cumin Powder – 2 tblsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped
Oil – 4 tblsp
Salt as per taste

1. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
2. Saute the onions until golden brown.
3. Add the ginger and garlic.
4. Reduce flame to low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Add the tomatoes, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder.
6. Cook until the oil starts to separate.
7. Add the chickpeas and pour 2 cups of water.
8. Add salt and some coriander leaves.
9. Simmer until the water has almost evaporated.
10. Now add the garam masala powder and stir to mix well.
11. Garnish with ginger juliennes and coriander leaves.
12. Serve hot with rice or roti.

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21 thoughts on “Chana Masala

  1. thangboi said on February 26, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    the theory is so simples but when we are trying to cook unexpectedly difficult.

  2. rimpa majumder said on December 6, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Its sooooooo easy to cook & very tasty

  3. ASHWINI said on April 14, 2013 at 1:47 am

    very simple & delicious

  4. persis said on December 23, 2012 at 5:15 am


  5. wheretoeat said on August 13, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Very easy and good also! Thanks

  6. ukmarconi said on April 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

    its tooooooooooo & sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice
    thanks for ur help aunty

  7. manikkam said on February 8, 2012 at 2:26 am

    very nice:)

  8. durga said on February 8, 2012 at 2:23 am

    sooooooooooooooo easy n nice

  9. rajesh said on October 17, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    i will try the reciepe and comment

  10. lavanya sambharaju said on June 20, 2011 at 2:11 am


  11. puli said on April 5, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    it is ssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice

  12. saroja said on April 4, 2011 at 12:59 am

    first the channna has to be cooked and only all the above said to be done because after adding salt the channa will not be cooked properely.

  13. mitesh said on February 23, 2011 at 4:25 am

    good one

  14. soni said on October 20, 2010 at 3:36 am

    it was very simple method of way cooking

  15. smitha said on May 25, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I feel it will be good yet to try it

  16. poojitha said on December 6, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    the chick peas hav to b cooked before preparin this

  17. kartik said on November 12, 2009 at 3:03 am

    the chick peas have to be boiled before adding to the other ingredients, otherwise they will be hard to chew. This is wrong, it will not work out.

  18. cellu said on September 2, 2009 at 5:39 am

    I hope it will taste good. I have to prepare today.

  19. Suresh said on April 27, 2009 at 10:15 am

    what is that exact smell in chana masala which comes in hotel? i asked few chefs they told me you have to boil onions before adding. i am almost 80% done with formula to make. except the particular attractive aroma which comes in a restaurant food. please guide if you can. thanks.

  20. sai said on April 23, 2009 at 10:12 am

    its nice the way she has prepared it . 🙂

  21. rakshu said on December 3, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    it is very easy… so nice…

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