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how to make chana masala



Chana Masala, also known as Channay, Chole Masala, Chholay, is a popular dish from the Indian subcontinent. The main ingredient is chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans). It is fairly dry and spicy with a sour citrus note. The dish is typically served with bread (roti, naan or poori) or rice.

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chickpeas (soaked and boiled)

2 cups

large onion (chopped)


tomatoes (pureed)


green chillies (slit)


turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

vegetable oil

3 tablespoons

cumin seeds

2 teaspoons

bay leaves


ginger (grated)

1 inch

coriander leaves (chopped)

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, bay leaves and green chillies.

Step 2:

Add the chopped onions and cook till they are golden brown.

Step 3:

Add the tomato puree, grated ginger, and spices (turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala). Cook for 5-6 minutes.

Step 4:

Next, add the boiled chickpeas and salt. Mix well so that the chickpeas are nicely coated with the masala.

Step 5:

Cook for 10-15 minutes on low heat.

Step 6:

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or rice.

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