Chana Masala

Chana Masala

Chana Masala

Chana masala is a nutritious vegetarian side dish that goes well with most of the dishes. The spicy aromatic flavor of Chana Masala makes it one of the choicest dishes available. You can adjust the spiciness of the dish as per requirement. Some want it mild while others want it a bit too hot and spicy. Chickpeas are healthy and nutritious, rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. You should include the healthy dish in your menu chart and you should prepare it at least once a week. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that requires minimum ingredients and can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 2 people



  • For preparing the healthy dish, first soak kabuli chana in water for about 8 hours.
  • Steam the chana in a pressure cooker until it is cooked well.
  • Grind together tomato, onion, a few coriander leaves, mint leaves and cumin seeds.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add to it a cup of chopped onions, the ground mixture followed by salt, red chiily powder and the cooked channa dal. You can adjust the spiciness of red chilly powder as per requirement.
  • Fry till you get everything mixed up well.
  • Next, add garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Finally, garnish with a bunch of fresh coriander leaves and place a piece of lime on it. Enjoy the healthy and tasty side dish with you family.


You can visit this link of a healthy vegetarian side dish Kadala Parippu Pradhaman. You can also visit this link Kerala Cheera Thoran.
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