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Channa Masala

Vinutha Hk
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Channa Masala RECIPE

Perfect combination for puri or batura. Delicious and yum..

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Sauteeing
  • Accompaniment

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 100 gms White chikpeas (channa)
  2. 3 tablespoons of oil
  3. 1/4 teaspoon mustard
  4. 1 onion finely chopped
  5. 6 cloves of garlic
  6. To grind 1:
  7. 2 medium onions
  8. 1/4 inch ginger
  9. To grind 2:
  10. 4 medium tomatoes
  11. Dry masalas:
  12. Salt as per taste
  13. 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  14. Pinch of turmeric
  15. 3/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  16. 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  17. 2 - 3 teaspoon channa masala powder
  18. Few Kasuri methi
  19. Few Coriander leaves
  20. Water to cook the masala


  1. In a pressure cooker, add in water sufficient to boil the white chickpeas. Add the chickpeas (which were soaked overnight). Add little salt and cook for 3 to 4 whistle. Keep aside.
  2. Make a paste of tomatoes and keep aside.
  3. Make a paste of onions and ginger and keep aside.
  4. Now take a heavy bottomed pan. Add in oil and heat it on a medium flame.
  5. Drop in mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
  6. Once done, add in finely chopped garlic and fry.
  7. Add in finely chopped onion and fry till translucent.
  8. Now add in the onion ginger paste. Fry until the onions leaves the oil and the raw smell is gone completely.
  9. Add in the tomato puree and fry for couple of minutes.
  10. Now lower the flame and add the dry masala : turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt and fry till the masala is cooked and the gravy leaves oil (If the gravy is thickening, then add the water in which chickpeas was boiled).
  11. Now add the Channa masala powder and kasuri methi. Fry for 5 more minutes.
  12. Finally add in coriander leaves and serve hot with puri or batura.

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Mani Kaur
Mani Kaur   Jan-03-2018

Deliciously amazing!

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