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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

(167 ratings)
136 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 : September 02, 2017

Ingredients used in Channa Masala
• Whole garam masala (each) - few piece.
• Channa - 200 grams.
• Channa masala powder - 25 grams.
• Coriander leaves(chopped) - 1 tablespoon.
• Cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon.
• Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon.
• Greenchillies - 3 numbers.
• Lime - ½ 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 5-6hrs.
  • Pressure cook chole and drain the chole, reserve the liquid.
  • Heat oil in a deep saucepan and add cumin seeds whole garam masala.
  • When the cumin seeds change color add chopped onion to it and saute till they are brown.
  • Add the Ginger-garlic paste to it and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add all the tomatoes, dry powders to it and saute add salt, sautethe tomatoes till they are soft and mushed up.
  • Add the chana to the mixture 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 bautra 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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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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Rani the Queen Posted on Tue Feb 17 2015

I have seen many chef and their recipes but u r Unique and i enjoy watching you + your recipes are really amazing. keep it up and God bless.. ?

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harry vyas Posted on Mon Feb 23 2015

Chef can I add b.peppercorn??

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Paul Bernard Posted on Tue Feb 24 2015

thank you I will try to make today?

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