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Chana Masala

About Chana Masala Recipe

Chana Masala is chickpeas (garbanzo beans), commonly known as Kabuli chana in masala gravy curry sauce. It is staple throughout India but very popular among Punjabi dhaba food. It is also known as chole.

For thicker chana masala gravy, add few pieces/tablespoon of boiled/mashed potatoes.For eaeier chana masala recpie, if do not have access to some of the spice, make chana masala without them.


2 cups cooked chickpeas or canned chickpeas
¾ cup onions (chopped)
2/3 cup tomatoes (chopped)
1 teaspoon garam masala or chana masala
1 teaspoon garlic
½ teaspoon ginger
1 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste

½ teaspoon cardamom (if not using chana masala)
1 teaspoon amchur (if not using chana masala)
1 pinch of hing
½ teaspoon red chili powder (according to taste)
2 bay leaves (Tej Patta)
1 medium boiled potato (diced)

Few leaves fresh cilantro leaves (chopped)

1 Heat oil (with hing).
2 When oil is slightly hot add onions and all the spices. Sauté until onions turn light brown.
3 Add chickpeas, tomatoes, water*and salt . (Set aside few chickpeas and mash them and add to get thicker sauce)
4 Simmer it for 15 to 20 minutes under low heat the pot with your spoon to thicken the sauce.

Sprinkle with Cilantro. Serve hot with puri, rice or roti.

  * use anywhere from 0 to ½ cup water to get desired amount of sauce consistency.
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