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Chana Masala

Chana Masala

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 35


Serves 4

  • Chole/white chickpea soaked overnight 1 cups

  • oil 4 tbsp

  • bay leaf 3 nos

  • cinnamon stick 1 inch

  • cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

  • asafoetidia /hing 1 pinch

  • kashmiri chilli powder 1 tbsp

  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

  • coriander powder 1 tsp

  • red chilli powder 1/2 tsp

  • aamchur powder/dry-mango powder 1 tsp

  • garam masala 1/2 tsp

  • chole masala 1/2 tsp

  • ginger and green chilli paste 1 tsp

  • water 2 cups

  • coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tsp

  • lemon juice optional 1/2 tsp

  • Salt as needed 1 tsp


  • 01

    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).

  • 02

    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)

  • 03

    Heat oil in a pan/kadai then saute bay leaf, cinnamon stick, asafoetidia/hing and cumin seeds till they turn aromatic.

  • 04

    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.

  • 05

    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.

  • 06

    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.

  • 07

    Turn off the flame. Add amchur powder and mix it well. Garnish with green coriander leaves.

  • 08

    Chana Masala Without Onion is ready to eat. Serve with Bhatura, Puri, Naan or Pulav.



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