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Kala Chana Curry



Kala Chana Curry is an Indian dish made with black chickpeas. It is a spicy and flavorful curry that is usually served with rice or roti. The dish is made with a combination of spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala. The chickpeas are cooked in a tomato-based sauce and can be garnished with fresh cilantro. Kala Chana Curry is a great source of protein and is a healthy and delicious dish.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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black chickpeas (kala chana)

1 cup

onion, chopped


tomatoes, chopped


cloves garlic, minced


ginger, minced

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon

amchur powder

1/2 teaspoon

kasuri methi

1/2 teaspoon


1/4 cup

Salt to taste

chopped cilantro

1/4 cup



Step 1:

Soak the black chickpeas overnight in 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 until they turn golden brown.

Step 5:

Add the ginger and garlic and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 6:

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft and mushy.

Step 7:

Add the coriander powder, garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, amchur powder and kasuri methi and mix well.

Step 8:

Add the cooked chickpeas and mix well.

Step 9:

Add enough water to make a thick gravy and bring it to a boil.

Step 10:

Simmer the flame and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Step 11:

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with roti or rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 13742 users have chowed down on Kala Chana Curry a whopping 25109 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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