Jun 14, 2012

Channa Masala / Chick Peas Curry!!!

Hi guys!!!

Channa Masala is one of the most popular Indian curries. And there are about a hundreds of recipes for this very dish available. I have myself tried quite a few recipes until I finally landed on this easy method. This can be a great combination for rotis, puris and for pulaos. I mostly prepare this for puris and occasionally for chapathis too. The recipe is really simple and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare (Ofcourse you have to have the pre-soaked channa ready!!)

Now lets take a look at the recipe.


Channa / Chick peas - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Tomatoes - 1 or 2
Ginger - 1/2"
Garlic - 3 cloves
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Kasoori methi - a pinch
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1 tbsp


1. Soak the chick peas overnight or atleast for 6 hours. Then pressure cook this for about 10 minutes under pressure and keep it ready.
2. Grind the onion, tomatoes, ginger and garlic into a coarse paste.
3. Heat the oil in a kadai and add this ground paste and cook on medium heat. Keep stirring till the raw smell of the ginger leaves.
4. Now add the masala powders, kasoori methi and salt. Also add some water to get the required consistency of the curry.
5. Let this cook for about 5 minutes and then add the previously cooked chick peas to the curry.
6. Mix well and let this cook for about 10 minutes till the curry thickens and switch off heat.

Serve hot with rotis/puris!!!

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