Channa masala - One of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine—chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce—is the kind of dish that stirs passions among Indian chefs. I promise, it tastes damn good.



 

How to make chickpeas chana masala

Chana Masala

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Channa masala - One of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine—chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce—is the kind of dish that stirs passions among Indian chefs. I promise, it tastes damn good...

Chickpeas are low in fat, high in protein and fibre. They are very cost-effective and great to pair with spices. Chickpea masala is a very popular vegetarian dish in India.

Chickpeas/ Chana masala cooking instructions.

  • Serves – 3 to 4
  • Preparation time – 10 minutes
  • Cooking time – 20 minutes

 Ingredients to make Chickpeas/ Chana masala

  • Canned chickpeas (rinsed and drained) – 3 cups
  • vegetable oil – 1 tsp
  • Onions – (chopped) 2 numbers
  • Garlic (chopped) – 2/3 cloves, Fresh ginger – a small piece
  • Coriander powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – ½ tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chopped tomatoes – 2 medium ones
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Ground roasted cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Amchoor powder (mango powder) – 1 tablespoon
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tablespoon
  • salt to taste
  • lemon juice – 2 tablespoon

Method to make Chickpeas/ Chana masala

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Add onions and garlic and sauté over medium heat until browned.
  3. Put garlic and sauté for a few minutes.
  4. Add the coriander, cumin, Kashmiri chilli powder and turmeric. Add the tomatoes.
  5. Cook the tomatoes in the spices.
  6. Put chickpeas and a cup of water and simmer the fire.
  7. Add the roasted cumin, amchoor, garam masala, salt and lemon juice.
  8. Cook covered for another 10 minutes. Adjust the consistency by adding water.
  9. Your Chickpeas/ Chana masala is ready to serve.
 
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Chana masala - One of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine—chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce—is the kind of dish that stirs passions among Indian chefs. I promise, it tastes damn good.

Chana Masala

How to make chickpeas chana masala
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Chana Masala

Channa masala – One of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine—chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce—is the kind of dish that stirs passions among Indian chefs. I promise, it tastes damn good.



Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chana Masala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 232kcal
Author Sumith Babu

Ingredients

  • 3 cups canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 inch fresh ginger chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp ground roasted cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp amchoor powder mango powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan.


  • Add onions and garlic and sauté over a medium heat until browned. Add garlic and sauté for few minutes.


  • Add the coriander, cumin, kashmiri chilli powder and turmeric. Add the tomatoes.


  • Cook the tomatoes in the spices.


  • Add chickpeas and a cup of water and simmer the fire.


  • Add the roasted cumin, amchoor, garam masala, salt and lemon juice.


  • Cook covered for another 10 minutes. Adjust the consistency by adding water.


  • Your Chickpeas/ Chana masala is ready to serve.


Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 574IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Vitamin E: 2mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 6mg
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