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kala chana curry recipe
Kala Chana Curry Recipe, kala chana masala | black chana masala recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Kala chana curry is healthy and it tastes very delicious. This chickpea curry is prepared with black chickpeas cooked in tomato and onion gravy. Kala chana curry goes well with puri,
Course: Mains
Cuisine: North Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Rachna's Kitchen
  • 1 ½ cup of dried black chickpeas/kala chana soaked overnight or for 7 hours
  • 1 medium size onion finely chopped
  • 5-6 cherry tomato or 1 large tomato
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • teaspoon corriander powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 2 pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt as required
  1. Wash and soak the black chickpeas or kala chana in 5 cups of water overnight or for 7-8 hours . In a pressure cooker, add soaked black chickpeas and 2 glass of water.
  2. Boil the black chickpeas on medium flame.
  3. After boiling do not strain the chickpeas.
  4. Keep it along the water used in boiling as it contains nutrition.
  5. Place a pan over medium heat and add olive oil.
  6. Once oil get hot add cumin, crackle them.
  7. Then add finely chopped onions.
  8. Add ginger garlic paste, saute till raw disappears.
  9. Add turmeric powder, asafoetida and saute for few seconds.
  10. Then add coriander powder, garam masala and saute for a minute.
  11. Add tomatoes and cook them on low flame. Add salt and red chilli powder. Saute again for a minute.
  12. Add boiled chickpeas along with nutritious water.
  13. Cook on medium flame.
  14. If you want thick gravy add 1 teaspoon of gram flour to the gravy. Delicious kala chana curry is ready to serve. Serve it with steamed rice or phulka or puri.