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Channa Masala

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Channa Masala Recipe, Channa Masala chole, How To Make Channa Masala Recipe

Channa masala, an impressive fairly dry and spicy dish with a sour tangy taste made with chickpeas. It is a popular Punjabi dish commonly known as chole masala or channa and mostly cooked in Indian and Pakistani cuisines.

About Recipe

Sanagalu pappu Masala, Kothu kadalai paruppu, Chola Daal Masala

How to make Channa Masala

(378 ratings)
139 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
25 mins
Total time
35 mins
Channa Masala
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Peas
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : December 14, 2018

Ingredients used in Channa Masala
• Whole garam masala (each) - 2-3 piece.
• Channa - 200 grams.
• Channa masala powder - 25 grams.
• Coriander leaves(chopped) - 1 tablespoon.
• Cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon.
• Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon.
• Green chillies (chopped) - 3 numbers.
• Lime - 1/2 numbers.
• Oil - 3 tablespoons.
• Onion (chopped) - 2 numbers.
• Salt - 1 to taste.
• Tomatoes - 3 numbers.
• Turmeric (optional) - 1 pinch.
  • Soak chana in water overnight or to cook the same day soak them in warm water for at least 5-6 hours.
  • Pressure cook chole and drain the chole, reserve the liquid.
  • Heat oil in a deep saucepan and add cumin seeds, whole garam masala (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, mace, black cardamom).
  • When the cumin seeds change colour, add chopped onion, salt to it and saute until they are brown.
  • Add the turmeric powder, Ginger-garlic paste to it and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add all the tomatoes, green chillies, dry chana masala powders to it and saute add salt, sautethe tomatoes till they are soft and mushed up.
  • Add the chana to the mixture before that pour the cooked chana water and mix gently so that chole are properly coated in the mixture.
  • Add the reserved water depending on the gravy you need, check and adjust the seasoning.
  • Simmer the stove and cook, covered for 5-6 minutes and garnish it with cilantro leaves.

Serve it with bhatura, puri or chapatti with sliced onion and lemon wedge by the side chole batura is just awesome - make it a point to make it soon

Cooking with images Harbara dali curry, Chole Masala, Kadale bele Dish

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Christine Posted on Tue Jun 19 2018

Hello Chef! Can you please give the measurements of your chana masala powder? PLEASE?

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Scott Logan Posted on Sat Dec 30 2017

Hi, thanks for the recipe. When you make the Chana masala powder, are the proportions of spices equal?

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Guest Posted on Sun Dec 10 2017

i Like your Channa Masala3 Recipe. i hope In Future You post More Food Recipes Like this.

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Moira Posted on Mon Oct 09 2017

I love chickpeas, but not as much mangos. Why do all the Chana Dal recipes call for mango?

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VIJAYA Posted on Sat Aug 26 2017

SIr, what are the uses of Dagad phool, Nag Kesar, Triphal etc ?

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Rose Bahar Posted on Sun Jan 18 2015

Daat khaam?

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Juana Val Posted on Mon Jan 19 2015

can you see your eyes, I get scared please be nice to us just talk nice with out that much excitement. ?

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TheAsiaCentury Posted on Tue Jan 27 2015

just finished making kabulli chana masala, had a little taste extremely satisfied ?

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KANTHI RAVURI Posted on Sat Feb 07 2015

vah chef u r really " Vah Chef" Thank you for providing such a beautiful and tasty recipe. Thank you so much sir.?

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ramya manivannan Posted on Sun Feb 08 2015

I just tried this recipe... and it is just out of the world. I just love the way you explain the details.. Thanks for making our lives better.?

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mohyla103 Posted on Thu Feb 12 2015

This was my first try ever making an Indian dish. I followed the video exactly and it turned out... AMAZING. Absolutely delicious!?

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Maya Chauhan Posted on Fri Feb 13 2015

Good thing about Vahrehvah chef. The quick way of cooking and expression while eating that awesome. ?

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