Channa Masala (Chick Peas)

Recipe Categories: Indian, Masala Recipes

Channa Masala



  • Chick peas / Garbanzo beans – 2 cups
  • Onion (big size) – 1 number
  • Tomato (medium) – 2 numbers
  • Channa masal powder – 1 Β½ – 2 tbsp
  • Green chilies – 1 – 2 numbers
  • Red chili powder – Β½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – Β½ tsp
  • Ginger- garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Cloves – 2 numbers
  • Cinnamon – Β½ inch stick
  • Bay leaves – 2 numbers
  • Cardamom – 2 numbers
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Hing – 2 pinch (optional)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – Β½ tbsp

Channa Masala Ingredients


  • Soak chick peas over night. Then cook it in the pressure cooker for 4 – 5 whistles with enough water. [OR]Β  You can use the canned chick peas.
  • Take a kadai, heat the oil and butter, and add the cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, hing and cumin seeds. Then add the chopped onion and sautΓ© it until golden color.

Channa Masala - Onion Saute

  • Add chopped green chilies, turmeric powder, ginger – garlic paste and sautΓ© it until raw smell is gone.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and mix it well. Let it cook for 5-10 min. Then add the channa masala powder, red chili powder and mix it well. Add some water, let it come to boil.
  • Add the canned or cooked chick peas and mix it well. Let it cook for 5 minutes. And switch off the stove.
  • Add the chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix it well.
  • Serve it hot with chapatti, poori [or] rice.


  • You can also grind the Onion, tomato, Green Chilli, Ginger and Garlic in a mixer and then saute instead of finely chopping (just chop it to your liking).

There are 3 Comments

  1. Posted by rajalakshmisrini Reply

    all receipes are good . why don’t u put in tamil in that recipes in website


    • Posted by Suvayo Suvai Reply

      @rajalakshmisrini – Thanks for the suggestion. I am currently working on a tamil version of this website. Will be launching in the coming months.

  2. Posted by Anand Reply

    hai all dishes are superb, athai also seen ur dishes, she said all r good.

    keep going

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