Indian Chana Masala

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by chaiandallthatjazz

I make this recipe all the time! Watch out, it's very spicy! :) And quite healthy, too. Eat the chana masala as a curry over rice or my favourite, straight with paratha. Every now and then I like to add about 1 tsp of plain yogurt on top of the chana masala in the bowl, and then add the cilantro on top of that. I adapted it from:

Top Review by srh84

Excellent recipe, even got the little one to ask for seconds. All I changed was where it called for water I used vegi broth and cooked it down a bit to thicken things up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut onion, tomato and green chili. Grind it in food processor along with ginger and garlic and make paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry bay leaves for 30 secs.
  3. Add the paste and fry on medium heat until golden brown (The oil starts separating from the mixture).
  4. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add water enough to make thick gravy. Bring the gravy to boil.
  6. Add can chick peas. Stir well and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped green coriander leaves and serve hot.

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