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chana curry recipe



Chana Curry, also known as Chole or Chana Masala, is a popular Indian dish made with chickpeas. It is traditionally served with Bhature (fried Indian bread) or rice. This dish originated from the northern part of India, particularly in the Punjab region. The chickpeas are usually soaked overnight and cooked in a mix of onions, tomatoes, and a blend of spices. It is a vegetarian dish, high in protein and fibre, and is loved by people all over the world.

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chickpeas (chana)

2 cups

onions, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


ginger garlic paste

2 teaspoons

green chillies, split


cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

chole masala powder

2 teaspoons

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

2 teaspoons

Salt to taste


3 tablespoons


2 cups

Fresh coriander leaves for garnish



Step 1:

Soak the chickpeas overnight and pressure cook them until they become soft.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add the chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.

Step 3:

Add the ginger garlic paste and green chillies, and sauté for a few more minutes.

Step 4:

Add the chopped tomatoes, and cook until they become soft.

Step 5:

Add chole masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and coriander powder. Mix well.

Step 6:

Add the cooked chickpeas and salt. Stir well to combine with the masala.

Step 7:

Add water and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Step 8:

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Bhature or rice.

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