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Black Chana Masala



Black Chana Masala is a popular Indian dish made with black chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, and a variety of spices. The dish is usually served with rice or roti and is a great source of protein. The boiled black chana are usually cooked in a thick gravy made with onions and tomatoes. The dish is a great way to add some flavor to a vegetarian meal and can be enjoyed by everyone.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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black chickpeas (kala chana)

2 cups

large onion, chopped


tomatoes, chopped



2 tablespoons

garlic paste

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

amchur powder

1/2 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Chopped coriander leaves for garnish



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 and add cumin seeds.

Step 4:

When the cumin 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 and cook till they turn soft and mushy.

Step 7:

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

Step 8:

Mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 9:

Add the cooked black chickpeas and mix well.

Step 10:

Add enough water and bring it to a boil.

Step 11:

Simmer the flame and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Step 12:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with chapatis or rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 18800 users have chowed down on Black Chana Masala a whopping 32470 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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