Chana Masala

Chana Masala

by Aparna Anurag Updated February 7,2014

Preparation Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 hr 

Recipe type:Side dish
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2-3
Author: Aparna Anurag


·         1 big bowl chickpeas in water or 1-1/2 cups precooked + 1/2 cup water
·         1onion, diced
·         ½ tsp of cumin seeds
·         1tsp of garlic paste
·         1tsp of ginger paste
·         3 tbsp of cooking oil
·         1/2 tsp haldi powder
·         1/2 tsp coriander powder
·         1/2 tsp cumin
·         1/2 tsp garam masala
·         ½ tsp of red chilli powder
·         Salt as per taste
·         Green chillis 4-5 properly chopped
·         Bay leaves 2,cloves4-5,Cinnamon 2,Green cardamom 2-3
·         Tomatoes 2 puree
·         Chopped coriander leaves 1 bowl

1)In a large skillet or frying pan, sauté cumin seed,bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon,Green cardamom,onions,garlic,ginger,green chillis,tomato in an oil until soft, about 3-5 minutes.

2)Add all the spices and cook for few minutes
3)Add chickpeas including all the water, cover, and simmer about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding more water if needed, until chickpeas are cooked and soft.
4)Reduce heat, cook for some time. Serve immediately ,garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy chana masala!