Easy Chana Masala Recipe is a delicious, tasty yet so simple recipe cooked with homemade chana spice mix
Course Vegetarian Side Dishes
Keyword chana masala, vegetarian side dish
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Soaking Time 8hours
Total Time 1hour10minutes
1tbspginger garlic paste
2 tomatoesfinely chopped
chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
salt to taste
For the chana masala spice mix
1tspred chili powder
1/2tspgaram masala powder
2tsppomegranate seed powder
Making chana masala spice mix
Mix together all the ingredients under the spice mix and set aside.
Preparing the chickpeas
Boil the chana/chickpeas in a pressure cooker for at least 8-9 whistles or till they are soft. (You can add a tea bag and baking soda while boiling the chickpeas/chana which makes it soft and gives it a good color)
Preparing Chana masala recipe
Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till lightly brown.
Add the green chili, ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
Add in the chopped tomato and cook till tender.
Mix in the boiled chickpeas/chana, salt and the chana masala spice mix and stir gently.
Add a cup of water and cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes and serve the chana masala hot garnished with coriander leaves.