Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry - Garbanzo Beans Gravy | Indian Lunch Recipe | Vegan Gluten Free Recipe

Chana Masala by veggierecipehouse

Garbanzo Beans | Cholle Recipe | Chickpeas Curry

Today i am sharing Chana masala recipe punjabi style. Chana Masala is the heart of all punjabi vegetarian recipes, whatever function or festival is celebrated this is one of the main curry to be prepared.. that goes well with all the indian breads.

In this recipe a few of spices are used like chana masala powder and kashmiri mirch.

Chana Masala powder is another version of All spice powder (Garam Masala) that already have all the spices along with dry mango powder which gives slight sour taste to this dish. If using all spice powder(garam masala) then you need to add dry mango powder.

I have also used Kashmiri Mirch. This is Indian red pepper, which is mildly hot gives color to the dish. Serve Chana Masala hot with roti, poori, paratha, naan or rice accompanied with lemon and onion.

How To Prepare

Soaking chole/chana is the first thing to prepare this curry. soaking reduce the cooking time and remove any heat which creates trouble to stomach as my mom says. 

In this recipe i have used pressure cooker but the same can be prepared in instantpot.. Hope you are going to like this recipe. 

Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry

  • Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) - 1 cup  
  • Water - 2 1/2 cups
  • Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Onion finely chopped - 2 medium size
  • Tomato finely cut - 2 medium size
  • Ginger and Garlic Paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Green Chili cut - 1
  • Chana Masala Or All Spice Powder - 1 tsp
  • Dry Mango Powder (if using all spice powder)- 1/2 tsp
  • Indian Kashmiri Chili - 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves - 3 to 4
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp 
  1. First wash and soak chickpes in water for about 7-8 hours.
  2. Then drain the water and rinse chana in fresh water.
  3. Now heat oil in pressure cooker, once oil is hot add cumin seeds, cloves and let the cumin seeds crackle.
  4. Add onions and saute till onions are little bit brown about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add ginger and garlic paste saute for 20 - 30 seconds.
  6. Now add turmeric powder, kashmiri mirch, chana masala, green chili and cook for another 10-20 seconds.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes mix and cook covered till tomatoes are soft. 
  8. Once tomatoes are soft add chickpeas along with water and salt.
  9. Cover and cook for 6 to 7 whistles on medium heat.
  10. Remove cover garnish with cilantro and serve with rice or roti.

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