North Indian Style Chana Masala


North Indian Style Chana Masala

Chole(Chickpeas) curry - good combination for pooris
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 3 people


  • 1 1/2 cups Chickpea Kabulikadala
  • 2 nos Ripe and juicy tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 nos Onion finely chopped lengthwise
  • Peanut oil or ghee As reqd
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds Jeerakam
  • 1 tbsp Chana masala powder you can use bhadshah chana masala powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilly powder
  • Salt As reqd
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • Coriander leaves and lime juice for garnishing


  • Soak chickpeas in water overnight or atleast for 6 hours.
  • 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.
  • :- Take care not to overcook.
  • Drain the water and separate 2 tbsp of cooked chickpeas.
  • Blend this into into a thick, smooth paste with little water.
  • Heat 1 tsp of peanut oil or ghee in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook on high heat, until the tomatoes soften and turn mushy, stirring in between.
  • To this add tomato sauce, cooked chickpeas, pureed chickpea paste, chana masala powder, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and 1 glass of water. Stir to combine.
  • Raise the heat and bring this mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered for about 20 mins or until slightly thickened.
  • :- Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • Add finely chopped fresh coriander leaves and lime juice.
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Response (6)
  1. N
    Navya October 30, 2012

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

  2. F
    Fats May 24, 2006

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

  3. P
    Prince March 21, 2007

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

  4. r
    rani May 3, 2006

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

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