Friday, June 5, 2015

Kala Chana Masala | Brown Chickpeas Curry

I prefer black or brown chana rather than kabuli, because it has horsepower literally , horses eat black chana and you know how fast they run. I always put frozen black chana in stock. so when its time to cook, take out , thaw it and then put it in masala. This comes very handy on busy weeknights. This time I made it with little gravy but you can have it with little less if you prefer.

Ingredients :

2 cups soaked and boiled brown chana
1/2 cup onion paste
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 tbsp. ginger, garlic, chili paste
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. cumin coriander powder
1 tbsp. Chole masala
1 tsp. Anardana powder
1 tsp. garam masala
Salt to taste
2 tbsp. Red chili powder
3 tbsp. oil
freshly chopped coriander leaves
lime juice to taste


Soaked brown chickpeas in lot of water.
Next day boiled it and keep it aside.
Take a big pot, add oil in it.
Add onion paste and cook till its brown and all the water is gone, add tomato paste and cook it.
Add all powder masala and salt and cook till oil separates.
Add chana and little / more water as per taste and choice.
Cook till you get nice thick gravy.
Top it with coriander leaves and lime juice.
I had with paratha and mirchi ke pakode.

The Well Seasoned Cook ,Lisa's Kitchen, hosted by Seduce Your Tastebuds...: Announcing My Legume Love Affair [MLLA] # 84


  1. looks so yumm..feel like having it right away...i too love black chanas and prefer them over kabuli..

    1. Looks like we all love black chana, thanks Gloria

  2. i too love black chana than the kabuli, this looks delicious

  3. Gravy looks creamy and delicious.I am on your side linsy,i buy them because i have to otherwise i love kala chana

  4. what a coincidence, even I prepared this last night and soon will be on my blog...this looks delicious

  5. The ever classic dish for roti. I would love the thick and power packed dish with rice too.

  6. They look so good and flavourful!!

  7. They look so good and flavourful!!

  8. love the chana masala,yummy!

  9. Yummy curry .. Love to eat boiled chana with tadka also.. I got a packet of kala chana from USA .will make a few dishes soon.

    1. thanks Shobhaji, will wait for your dishes too

  10. I also like black chickpeas.. the curry looks so creamy and delicious.

  11. That's a lovely dish to go wit Roti.. Thanks a lot for sending it across to MLLA

  12. Hi Linsy!! I have posted the roundup here...Do take a look :)

    Thanks for your participation in the event ...


  13. Looks delicious and I love how easy to follow the recipes are. Would love to try it out.
    Laxmi Nagar

  14. Amazing recipe and great photography. looks so tasty recipe. thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketanr


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