Kadala / Black Chickpeas Masala Gravy


1 1/2 cup kadala/ black chickpeas
2 onions, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
small piece ginger
4 garlic cloves
1 1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
2 tbsp oil


  1. Soak kadala/ chickpeas in water for 5-6 hours or overnight and then pressure cook it with a tsp of salt and enough water until soft.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and saute the chopped onion till transparent.
  3. Add chopped ginger and garlic and saute for a minute.
  4. Add chopped tomato and saute well till soft. 
  5. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool and then grind it to a paste.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same pan and add garam masala, turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilli powder and mix well.
  7. Add the ground paste to this and mix well. Add salt and tomato sauce and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Then add the cooked chickpeas along with the water and cook it at low flame for about 8-10 minutes.
  9. When the gravy thickens, switch off the flame.
  10. Add lemon juice to this and mix well. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot…

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