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Kala Chana Masala



Kala Chana Masala is an Indian dish made with black chickpeas, spices, and herbs. It is a flavorful and hearty dish that is often served with rice or roti. The dish is made by simmering the black chickpeas in a spicy tomato-based sauce. The sauce is made with a blend of spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, and chili powder. The dish is often garnished with fresh cilantro. Kala Chana Masala is a great vegan and gluten-free option that is sure to please everyone at the dinner table.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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kala chana (black chickpeas)

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 chilli powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

amchur powder (dried mango powder)

1/2 teaspoon

cumin powder

1/4 teaspoon

black pepper powder

1/4 teaspoon

dry fenugreek leaves

1/4 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Soak the kala chana overnight in enough water.

Step 2:

Drain the water and pressure cook the kala chana 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 chilli powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder and dry fenugreek leaves.

Step 8:

Mix everything together and cook for a few minutes.

Step 9:

Add the cooked kala chana and mix everything together.

Step 10:

Add enough water and salt to taste.

Step 11:

Simmer the kala chana masala for 10-15 minutes or until the gravy thickens.

Step 12:

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! 21351 users have chowed down on Kala Chana Masala a whopping 40446 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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