Chana Masala


1 1/2 cup Chana (vella kadala) (soaked in water for at least 6-7 hours)
1 clove garlic
1 green chilli (cut lengthwise)
1 medium onion (diced)
1 medium tomato (diced)
1 sprig curry leaves
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp chana masala
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp oil
1 cup water
Coriander leaves


  • Wash the soaked Chana and put it in a pressure cooker with 1 clove of garlic, 1 green chilli, a pinch of salt and turmeric along with water. Wait for about 3-4 whistles.
  • In a pan heat some oil. Put mustard and fennel seeds and let it sputter.
  • Add diced onions and stir until they become soft. Add ginger garlic paste and stir for about a minute.
  • Now add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, and chana masala and roast them for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes put some salt
  • When the tomatoes become soft put the cooked chana in the masala. Pour in a cup of water, stir it, cover and let it simmer in medium heat.
  • You can add more water if you want more gravy.
  • Turn off the heat, throw in a handful of coriander leaves, stir, and serve it warm with rice, chapathi, or puri. Enjoy!!!


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  2. Love this wonderful curry, great combo with any indian breads and also with rice :)

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