Chana Masala

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Chana Masala


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 35 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 cups chole/white chickpea soaked overnight

  • 4 tbsp oil

  • 3 nos bay leaf

  • 1 inch cinnamon stick

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 pinch asafoetidia /hing

  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1 tsp aamchur powder/dry-mango powder

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

  • 1/2 tsp chole masala

  • 1 tsp ginger and green chilli paste

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tsp coriander leaves finely chopped

  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice optional

  • 1 tsp salt as needed


  • Firstly put the chole in a cooker with two cups of water and salt as needed then boil it. (take around 5 - 6 whistles for boiling chole).
  • Once the cooker cools down, open the lid and transfer the chole in a bowl. Keep aside one big spoon of chole mash it well. (for giving the thickness in chole masala)
  • Heat oil in a pan/kadai then saute bay leaf, cinnamon stick, asafoetidia/hing and cumin seeds till they turn aromatic.
  • Add ginger green chilli paste and saute for a second then add all the spices except amchur Powder and saute again for a couple of seconds.
  • Then add boiled chole/chickpea and Add the mashed chole and mix it well. Saute for 5 minutes on low flame. Then add 1 cup of water and salt if required in it and stir well.
  • Then cook for 5 minutes on high flame until it boils well. After that cook at low flame for 3 - 4 minutes. If the gravy is thick add little water as per your requirement in it.
  • Turn off the flame. Add amchur powder and mix it well. Garnish with green coriander leaves.
  • Chana Masala Without Onion is ready to eat. Serve with Bhatura, Puri, Naan or Pulav.