Chana Masala

Chana masala
chana masala recipe

It is a popular dish from the Indian subcontinent, made with chickpeas (chana) and a spicy tomato-based sauce. It is typically seasoned with a variety of spices, including cumin, coriander, and garam masala. It can be served with rice or bread, such as naan or roti.

Chana Masala Recipe:


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-inch ginger, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Fresh cilantro for garnishbluehost hosting


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  2. Add garlic and ginger, and sauté for another minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and the oil starts to separate from the mixture.
  4. Add the soaked and drained chickpeas and enough water to cover the chickpeas. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the chickpeas are tender.
  5. Add garam masala powder and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with rice or bread of your choice.

Note: You can use canned chickpeas instead of dried chickpeas if you prefer, but reduce the cooking time accordingly.


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