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chana masala

Chana Masala (Chickpeas Curry)

Shikha | My Food Veda
Chickpea masala is a recipe from the Indian subcontinent which is made with boiled chickpeas, tomato and onion gravy and spices. Also, this recipe is gluten-free, diabetic-friendly and vegan.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Soaking chickpeas 6 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 107 kcal


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 tomatoes
  • as per taste salt
  • 1 tbsp chole masala
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp anardana powder
  • 2 tbsp water (+ 1 1/2 cup for gravy (you can adjust this as per the requirement of gravy and it’s consistency)
  • 2 tbsp Dry fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi)


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds.
  • Once cumin seeds start crackling, add chopped onions. Cook till it becomes translucent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilli. Let it cook for 1 minute.
  • Now, add chopped tomatoes, salt, spice mix and 2 tbsp water. Mix everything well and cook it till gravy start releasing oil. To make it faster, close the lid and let the gravy simmer for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Add pre-cooked chickpeas, close the lid and cook it on a medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, open the lid and add dried fenugreek leaves. Mix well.
  • Again close the lid and cook for further 5 minutes.
  • Chana masala is ready to serve.



Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 9.3gProtein: 2.4gFat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 257mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3.1gCalcium: 30mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chana, chana masala, chickpeas, chickpeas curry, chole, chole masala, diabetic friendly, gluten free, Indian cuisine, legume, vegan
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