Chana Masala


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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thangboi February 26, 2015 - 5:47 pm

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

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rimpa majumder December 6, 2014 - 7:44 am

Its sooooooo easy to cook & very tasty

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ASHWINI April 14, 2013 - 1:47 am

very simple & delicious

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persis December 23, 2012 - 5:15 am


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wheretoeat August 13, 2012 - 3:28 am

Very easy and good also! Thanks

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manikkam February 8, 2012 - 2:26 am

very nice:)

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ukmarconi April 19, 2012 - 9:34 am

its tooooooooooo & sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice
thanks for ur help aunty

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durga February 8, 2012 - 2:23 am

sooooooooooooooo easy n nice

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lavanya sambharaju June 20, 2011 - 2:11 am


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puli April 5, 2011 - 11:54 pm

it is ssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice

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saroja April 4, 2011 - 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.

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mitesh February 23, 2011 - 4:25 am

good one

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soni October 20, 2010 - 3:36 am

it was very simple method of way cooking

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smitha May 25, 2010 - 7:50 am

I feel it will be good yet to try it

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poojitha December 6, 2009 - 9:41 pm

the chick peas hav to b cooked before preparin this

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kartik November 12, 2009 - 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.

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cellu September 2, 2009 - 5:39 am

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

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Suresh April 27, 2009 - 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.

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rajesh October 17, 2011 - 1:21 pm

i will try the reciepe and comment

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sai April 23, 2009 - 10:12 am

its nice the way she has prepared it . 🙂

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rakshu December 3, 2008 - 11:47 pm

it is very easy… so nice…


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