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Chana Masala



Chana Masala is a popular Indian dish made with chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, and a variety of spices. It is usually served with rice or naan bread. The dish is known for its spicy and tangy flavor. Chana Masala is a great source of protein and fiber, and is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy Indian cuisine.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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chickpeas (soaked overnight)

2 cups

vegetable oil

2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

amchur powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

large onion, chopped


garlic, minced

2 cloves

ginger, minced

1 inch piece

tomatoes, chopped


green chilies, chopped


chopped cilantro

1/4 cup

lemon juice

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Drain the soaked chickpeas and set aside.

Step 2:

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onion and sauté until golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the garlic, ginger, and green chilies and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, red chili powder, amchur powder, and salt. Stir to combine.

Step 6:

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.

Step 7:

Add the drained chickpeas and stir to combine.

Step 8:

Add enough water to cover the chickpeas and bring to a boil.

Step 9:

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the chickpeas are tender.

Step 10:

Add the chopped cilantro and lemon juice and stir to combine.

Step 11:

Serve hot with rice or roti. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 34566 users have chowed down on Chana Masala a whopping 46517 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Chana Masala, 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: Chana Masala is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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