Chana Masala


1 1/2 cups chana/ chickpeas, soaked in water
2 medium onions, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
2 green chillies, chopped
1 1/2- 2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2- 2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
coriander leaves, chopped
curry leaves


  1. Cook chana with salt adding enough water until soft.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  3. Add chopped onions and saute till transparent. Add ginger and garlic paste and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt and saute well till tomatoes becomes soft and cooked.
  5. Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala and mix well to make a thick paste.
  6. Add cooked chana along with little water ( use water used for cooking chana) and stir well.
  7. Boil it in low flame for few minutes till the gravy thickens and remove from the flame. Serve hot….

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