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How to make Channa Masala or Chickpea Masala North Indian Style Recipe

Updated on June 29, 2015
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Recipe Introduction

Dear Readers,

This hub teaches or guides you how to make Channa masala or chickpea masala in North indian style. Very delicious recipe. Your family would love to eat.

Channa masala or Chickpea masala is another very healthy and very delicious recipe. Let us take a quick look at Health benefit of Chickpea.

Health benefit of Chickpea are as follows:

  • Fibre Advantage and Weight Loss
  • Good source for protein
  • Manganese for good for energy production
  • High content of iron
  • Healthy heart

Let us get into preparing Channa masala or Chickpea masala.

Channa Masala or Chickpea Masala

Channa Masala or Chickpea Masala
Channa Masala or Chickpea Masala

Channa Masala or Chickpea Masala

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves two to three people

Ingredients to prepare Channa masala:

  • Refined oil
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 big onions (finely chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 2 Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 2 green chillies or red chillies (chopped)
  • 2-3 table spoon channa masala powder (you can get Channa masala powder by clicking the Buy now option)
  • 2 cup or 200 grams chickpea (soaked over night or 7-8 hours, then boiled)
  • 1 tablespoon Salt (add extra if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Coriander leaves (chopped, for garnishing)
  • Water

Instead of channa masala powder (combination of below ingredients can be used):

  • 1 ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 table spoon Coriander or Dhania powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fried mango powder (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon pomegranate powder (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cook the chickpea in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles until they are soft. Drain and set aside the cooked chickpea.
  2. Take ½ cup of boiled chickpea and grind to smooth paste.
  3. Heat the 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan and add cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, cardamoms and cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the onion and fry till they become golden brown.
  4. When the onions turned golden brown add ginger-garlic paste and saute for few minutes.
  5. Now add chopped tomatoes in the pan and cook till the tomatoes are completely smashed. When you find the tomatoes are nicely cooked you can find the oil oozing out from the ingredients.
  6. Now add turmeric powder, chopped green chilies, channa masala powder, salt and saute well.
  7. After sauteing for a minute or so, put the boiled chickpea inside the pan and mix with the ingredients.
  8. Pour required quantity of water inside the pan. Allow them to cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Now add ground chickpea paste in side the pan and mix well.
  10. When you find the channa masala or chickpea masala is done, switch off the flame and add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Channa masala or chickpea masala is ready to serve. Serve hot with Bhatura, poori, chapati or any Indian bread.

Chickpea soaked in water
Chickpea soaked in water
Boiled chickpea
Boiled chickpea
Whole garam masala's are frying in oil.
Whole garam masala's are frying in oil.
Cumin seeds are added for frying
Cumin seeds are added for frying
Onions are added for frying
Onions are added for frying
Onions turned golden brown
Onions turned golden brown
Chopped tomatoes are added in the pan
Chopped tomatoes are added in the pan
Tomatoes got nicely cooked
Tomatoes got nicely cooked
Channa masala powder, turmeric powder, salt  is added in the pan.
Channa masala powder, turmeric powder, salt is added in the pan.
Little water is added for cooking
Little water is added for cooking
Cooked channa is added in the pan
Cooked channa is added in the pan
Ground chickpea paste
Ground chickpea paste
Chickpea paste is added in the pan
Chickpea paste is added in the pan
Cooked channa masala
Cooked channa masala
Channa masala is garnished with coriander leaves.
Channa masala is garnished with coriander leaves.

© 2014 Ravi and Swastha

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    • choosetolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Ravi and Swastha 

      4 years ago from London, Canada

      Thanks ChitrangadaSharan for your comments. That's good to hear.

      Still more different varieties of recipes to come. Keep watching Choosetolive hubpages.

      Regards,

      Mrs.Choosetolive

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Well done hub with nice helpful pictures! This is one of my favourite. Thanks!

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