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Black Chana Curry



Black Chana Curry is a popular Indian curry made with black chickpeas. It is a spicy and flavorful curry that is usually served with rice or roti.The black chickpeas are cooked in a tomato-based sauce along with spices and then simmered until the sauce thickens. The dish is often garnished with fresh cilantro and served with a side of yogurt or raita.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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black chickpeas (kala chana)

2 cups


2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

bay leaves




cardamom pods


turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

medium onions, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


green chillies, finely chopped


ginger-garlic paste

2 tablespoons

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Soak the black chickpeas overnight in enough water.

Step 2:

Drain the water and pressure cook the chickpeas with enough water and salt for 3-4 whistles.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, bay leaves, cloves and cardamom pods.

Step 4:

When the seeds start to crackle, add the chopped onions and sauté till they turn golden brown.

Step 5:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

Step 6:

Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala.

Step 7:

Sauté for a few minutes till the tomatoes turn soft.

Step 8:

Add the cooked chickpeas and mix well.

Step 9:

Add enough water to make a thick gravy.

Step 10:

Simmer the curry for 10-15 minutes.

Step 11:

Add the chopped green chillies and coriander leaves.

Step 12:

Serve hot with chapatis or steamed rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 39850 users have chowed down on Black Chana Curry a whopping 87824 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chandigarh, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Black Chana Curry like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Black Chana Curry, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Black Chana Curry is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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