North Indian/ Side dish -with gravy-vegetarian


Easy Chana Masala.


  1. Dry chickpeas-1/2 to 3/4 cup
  2. Kashmiri chili powder-1 tsp(or to taste)
  3. Coriander powder-1.5 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Garam masala powder-3/4 tsp
  6. Green chili( cut vertically)-1 no
  7. Water-1 and 3/4 to 2 cups
  8. Chopped Coriander leaves-2 tbsp
  9. Oil-as required
  10. Salt-to taste

To grind together

  1. Diced Onion-1 large
  2. Diced Tomato-1 large
  3. Ginger-1″ piece
  4. Garlic-2 small cloves


  • Soak chickpeas overnight (or for about 8 hrs).Drain ,rinse well and keep aside.
  • Grind together all the ingredients listed under’to grind’ to form a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the prepared onion- tomato paste.Cook for few minutes,stirring well in between, until oil starts to separate.
  • Reduce flame to low and add kashmiri chili powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,garam masala and green chili.Mix well and cook for about a minute.
  • Add water,chickpeas  and salt to taste.
  • Close the pressure cooker and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until done.
  • Open the cooker when the pressure is released and add chopped coriander leaves.( if you require a thicker gravy place cooker on a medium heat and cook until desired consistency is reached.

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    May 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    my type of food….very healthy n yummy

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    May 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Yummy side…I too prepare this type…really simple and yum…

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    May 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    wonderful curry ……..

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    May 18, 2013 at 2:31 am

    perfect side dish for roti

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    Priya Suresh
    May 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    CHanna masala looks seriously droolworthy and inviting.

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    May 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    channa masala is wonderful, but your roties stole my heart! yum!

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      July 22, 2014 at 7:08 am

      Even mee too

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