North Indian Style Chana Masala

Chole(Chickpeas) curry - good combination for pooris

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North Indian Style Chana Masala

Chole(Chickpeas) curry - good combination for pooris

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By chandana chandana

Published On: 03 May 2006

Rating: 4
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30 Minutes
Served : 3
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Step 1

Soak chickpeas in water overnight or atleast for 6 hours.

Step 2

Take them in a pressure cooker, add salt, one teabag(optional) and water and pressure cook them until they are just tender or upto 1 whistle.

Step 3

:- Take care not to overcook.

Step 4

Drain the water and separate 1 cup of cooked chickpeas.

Step 5

Blend these separated ones into into thick, smooth paste with little water.

Step 6

Heat 1 tsp of peanut oil or ghee in a large pot over medium heat.

Step 7

Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Step 8

Add onion and cook until translucent.

Step 9

Add the tomatoes and cook on high heat, until the tomatoes soften and turn mushy, stirring in between.

Step 10

To this tomato sauce, add the cooked chickpeas, pureed chickpea paste, chana masala powder, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and 1 glass of water. Stir to combine.

Step 11

Raise the heat and bring this mixture to a boil.

Step 12

Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered for about 20 mins or until slightly thickened.

Step 13

:- Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Step 14

Add finely chopped fresh coriander leaves and lime juice.


Chana massala is available in market. This has come out really well.


hey vry nice recipe......Really nice... I added little sambhar masala too..It came bit spicy.... made it more tasty...thnx....


sounds good... but can chandana pls tell me hw to prepare this Chana masala powder...


I think its really delicious. all in my family loved this thank q chandana

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