North Indian Chana Masala


North Indian Chana Masala

Yummy channa to go with baturas & chappathis
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 6 people



  • Soak channa overnight and cook in a pressure cooker with a pinch of baking soda.
  • Roast cumin seeds and peppercorns and coriander powder in a pan and powder it.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Saute onions till golden brown.
  • Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds-pepper-coriander powder and fry for a minute.
  • Add tomatoes and saute till oil separates.
  • Add the cooked chana and salt.
  • Cover and cook for 5 - 10 mins on low flame.
  • Add water as required.
  • Add sugar.
  • Add the amchur powder.
  • :- If amchur is not available, squeeze lime (1/4 tsp) and add it after removing from flame and in luke warm condition.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
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Response (3)
  1. h
    hanna February 6, 2008

    its nice n easy to prepare

  2. j
    janaki November 16, 2006

    i made some changes to it by adding ginger garlic paste to the fried onions and at the end i put some ground aniseed powder .it came out really good .thanks for the recipe

  3. R
    Rekha Gupta August 14, 2006

    The chana masala is yummy and easy to preapre.My kids and hubby finished the whole dish in few minutes and was asking to prepare it on the weekend.Good recipe..thanks.

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