Nov 7, 2016

Basic Chana Masala Recipe - Chickpeas Masala Recipe

This is a quick version of chana masala. It calls for the basic spices and masalas and taste just yummy.This is a simple curry which taste really delicious. It is simple to make and goes great with roti, chapati, phulka, ghee rice or pulao. 

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 2 to 3


Chana / Chickpeas - 2 cups cooked 
Oil - 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green chillies - 2 chopped finely
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped finely
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp

Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Pav Bhaji Masala Powder - 1 tblspn
Dried Fenugreek Leaves / Kasuri Methi Leaves - 1 tblspn
Coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped


Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin and let them sizzle.

Add onions and chillies and cook till golden brown.

Add in tomatoes and cook that for couple of mins.

Add in all spice powders except garam masala powder and mix well.

Add salt to taste.

Now add in chickpeas and mix well.

Add enough water to cover the chickpeas. Cover and pressure cook for 2 whistle.

Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.

Open the cooker, add kasuri methi leaves and garam masala powder.

Mash some of the chickpeas using the back of the spoon.

Add coriander leaves.


Take all your ingredients

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, crackle some cumin

add onions and green chillies

cook till golden

now it is nicely golden

add tomatoes

mix well

add salt

mix well and cook this till tomatoes get mushy

add spice powders

add pav bhaji masala

mix well

add cooked chana

toss well

add water

mix well..cover and pressure cook

now it is done

add in kasuri methi leaves

and some garam masala powder

mash some of the chana using the spoon, add coriander leaves and serve

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