Chana Masala / Chole Masala

16 Sep 2010



Chana Masala:

Here is the recipe for the delicious Chana Masala from my Mom’s kitchen. This is a really easy to make Indian Curry. Channa is a good source of protein , zinc, folate, vitamin E, potassium , dietary fibre & iron. Filled with soluble fibre, which helps in lowering cholesterol and helps stabilizing blood sugar.

In this recipe healthy chickpeas are cooked and added to freshly ground spices, onion and tomato. This tangy and pleasantly spicy curry  makes a  perfect side dish for chapatis, rotis, parantha or main course.

Here is the most popular and spicy recipe …:)

Ingredients:


  • Kabuli chana / chick peas                      - 1 cup
  • Onion                                                   - 3
  • Tomato                                                 - 2
  • Green chilly                                           - 1 or 2
  • Butter                                                   - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seed                                           - ½ tsp
  • Bay leaves                                            - handful
  • Ginger                                                  - small piece
  • Garlic                                                    - 5 pods
  • Coriander pwd                                       - ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd                                        - a pinch
  • Chilli pwd                                              - ½ tbsp
  • Garam masala pwd                                - ½ tbsp
  • Chana masala pwd                                - ½ tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves                           - handful

Method:


  1. Soak chick peas overnight in water.
  2. Pressure cook until it is tender.
  3. Chop onion , tomato, green chilli and grind it to paste along with ginger garlic.
  4. Heat  some butter in frying pan.
  5. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  6. Add bay leaves and sauté.
  7. Now add the paste and fry on medium until it turns golden brown.
  8. Once the oil separates, add coriander pwd and fry for some time.
  9. Add turmeric pwd, chilli pwd and salt to taste.
  10. Add garam masala and chana masala and again fry for some time.
  11. Mix well and add little water to make thick gravy.
  12. Add the cooked chana and stir well.
  13. Simmer the gravy for 4 to 6 mins.
  14. Garnish with coriander, mint leaves and onion rings.
  15. Yummy, tasty chana masala ready to enjoy…



  1. Serve hot with chapattis, puris, parathas or rice.


Akila from  Akila’s kitchen  has presented this awesome certificate …Thanx dear..! 

Wishing you many more success...!!!

Do visit her space to enjoy new interesting recipes…!!!




Glad to send Chana Masala recipe  to Nithu’s healthy CWB-LB: Chickpeas Event..!



          Keep Smiling & Take Care…!

        Cheers,

52 Yummy Comments:

Adelina said...

a favourite of mine any time of the day!

Prathima Rao said...

Chana masala...our family fav...alwayz!!

Santosh Bangar said...

chana is fav of all. looking tasty love to eat

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Jay
Very nice recipe...This is one dish I have failed 90% of the time..the Chhole gets over cooked and i have to throw them..I just cant eat that mess of chhole ha ha
I am tempted to try again.
Have a nice weekend

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love this always with bhatura! Looks tempting!

Chitra said...

Looks very authentic!!! Super!

Jay said...

Thanx Friends for your motivating comments...! Have a great day...

Roshan said...

very much inviting chole masal....super click!

Rekha shoban said...

immm chana is my fav one....looks tempting jay!

Jay said...

Hy Ushnish...sure its more than worth a try...:)

Jay said...

Thanx Roshan, Rekha...:)

Pushpa said...

Chana masala is a favorite dish of mine...Dish looks Delicious....

Chana Masala looks divine

GEETHA ACHAL said...

It looks so cool and tempting...Nice clicks...

it sound delicious !

katerina said...
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katerina said...

Believe it or not I have never tried Garam Masala before. I should definitely try it and this recipe sounds ideal.

Anukampa said...

chana masala is all time favorite..yours looks absoulutely delicious and mouthwatering

kitchen queen said...

delicious and yummy chana masala.

G.Pavani said...

channa masala looks mouthwatering n delicious...

Chitra said...

will try this version soon..

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo woo woo..this looks soo good and a very combi with chappti...nice click

wow..wow..wow..would love to have that plate now..so hungry! love the colour....

lovely n delicious masala...

lovely n delicious masala...

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply delicious..perfect with rice or roti

Kairali sisters said...

Delicious and drooling here now Jay...

jeyashrisuresh said...

channa masala is always my fav and love to try different versions.The plate with chole and rotis looks tempting

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Jay

What a coincidence. Today I too posted chana masala preparation. Yours recipe looks very inviting. Same pinch from my end.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Mary said...

Jay, while the dish is unfamiliar to me, it looks and sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Suja Sugathan said...

My favorite..looks so yummy

sooper.. and such a yummy dish.. we can prepare it in a 100 ways ..and its still tasty..

aipi said...

My all time fav..looks awesome!
Mom's recipes are always the best!

US Masala

wow, looks delicious. I love chhole specially with pooris :)

Krishnaveni said...

my fav too, looks super yummy

Satya said...

wow what a delicious chole masala ..yummy yum...gr8 work ...looks very tempting

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

My favorite side dish. Looks so good Jay !!

Harman said...

Nice Jay it looks very tempting!
thanks for droppin inn a lovely comment!

Sushma Mallya said...

Gravy looks really tempting and so delicious...

Gulmohar said...

such a clasy and popular dish..looks fantastic Jay

Vasavi Suresh said...

One of my very favorite dishes. Loved your pics.

Sadhana said...

The picture makes me mouthwatering

Nitha said...

Channa masala looks delicious...

Looks soo yummy !! love this dish !!

NIDHYA said...

Thats one beautiful and amazing presentation, Jay. Looks like a bowl of chole from restaurant.

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Akila said...

Wow thats really tempting and picture speaks its taste dear.....

ohhh that is such a delicious chana masala :)

Aparna said...

Yummy chana masala!!

Lyndsey said...

This looks so good Jay! I can't read your blog at dinner time because I get too hungry! Mmmm...

lifeisfull said...

Hi Jay, I know this is an old post but the picture caught my eye. I like chana and I'm glad it's so simple to make. Thanks for following my blog but I think you subscribed to comments instead of to the blog. I think I'll remove comment subscription to avoid confusion. Have a great day!

Rajee said...

Tried this today and it turned out delicious....
thanks for the receipe

Thnx Rajee. So glad u enjoyd the recipe..:)

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