The Healthify Food Library

The Healthify Food Library

white chana recipe



White Chana Recipe is a delectable vegetarian dish from Indian cuisine. It is cooked with soaked white chana (chickpeas) and tossed with a range of spices. This aromatic and flavorful dish is usually served with rice, roti, or puri. It is high in protein and dietary fiber, making it a healthy choice for vegetarians. This dish is also popular in many Middle Eastern countries and has different variations.

Get the best of both worlds - the taste you love and the health benefits you need - with white chana recipe

Chat with our coaches to find out how.




white chana (chickpeas), soaked overnight

2 cups

large onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


green chillies, slit



1 teaspoon

garlic paste

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

2 teaspoons

garam masala powder

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste


2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Pressure cook the soaked white chana until they are soft.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.

Step 3:

Once the seeds splutter, add the chopped onions and green chillies. Saute until the onions turn golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes and all the spice powders. Cook until the tomatoes are soft.

Step 6:

Drain the cooked chana and add it to the pan. Mix well so that the chana is coated with the masala.

Step 7:

Add salt to taste and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes.

Step 8:

Sprinkle garam masala powder and cook for another 2 minutes.

Step 9:

Serve the white chana hot with rice, roti, or puri.

Frequently Asked Questions