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 ½ – 2 tbsp
  • Green chilies – 1 – 2 numbers
  • Red chili powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Ginger- garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Cloves – 2 numbers
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch stick
  • Bay leaves – 2 numbers
  • Cardamom – 2 numbers
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Hing – 2 pinch (optional)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – ½ tbsp

Channa Masala Ingredients


  • Soak chick peas over night. Then cook it in the pressure cooker for 4 – 5 whistles with enough water. [OR]  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 sauté it until golden color.

Channa Masala - Onion Saute

  • Add chopped green chilies, turmeric powder, ginger – garlic paste and sauté 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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