Kala Chana Masala

This recipe is loaded with proteins and quite easy to prepare as it does not have the overhead of making the standard tomato and onion gravy. Its simple , healthy and quick if you have boiled chanas ready.


  1. Boiled kala chana – 1 cup
  2. Besan – 3 table spoon
  3. Turmeric – 2 teaspoon
  4. Red chilly powder – 1 tablespoon
  5. Salt as per taste
  6. Fresh coriander chopped 1/2 cup
  7. Garam masala – 2 tablespoon
  8. Oil – 2 tablespoon
  9. Jeera  – 1 tablespoon
  10. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tablespoon
  11. Curry leaves – 2 to 3
  12. Lemon – 1 cut in to 3 pieces
  13. coriander powder – 2 tablespoon
  14. Onions for garnishing (Optional)
  15. Ginger paste
  16. Garlic paste ( optional)


  1. Soak black chana overnight or for 8 hours minimum.
  2. Boil it in a cooker for 4-5 cooker whistles.
  3. In a pan add oil, once the oil is hot enough add Jeera , mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  4. Add Boiled chana and keep the boiled chana water for use later on.
  5. Now add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala ,coriander powder, ginger garlic paste and mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  6. In a small bowl add besan and mix it well in 4 to 5 tablespoon of water.
  7. Now add the besan mixture and the chana boiled water in the pan.
  8. Simmer it for 7-8 minutes till the curry becomes thick.
  9. Remove it in a serving bowl , garnish it with coriander leaves , lemon and onions ( soaked in vinegar , salt and red chilly powder)

Serve it hot with parathas or boiled rice.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    I love kala chana! This recipe sounds delicious & flavorful.

    Liked by 1 person

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