Chana Masala
Here is a delicious tangy chickpea curry called chana masala. It is one of the most popular delicacies of the Punjabi cuisine. This dish is best accompanied with bhature, a type of flatbread made using maida.
Chana Masala Recipe by Gurdip Kohli Punj

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-20-25 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • 1 cup soaked overnight and boiled chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup sliced Tomatoes
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 to 2 chopped green chillies
  • 2 tsp chole masala
  • 1 tsp ginger juliennes
  • salt to taste
  • For Garnish: Coriander leaves


  1. 1

    Heat oil in a cooker and saute sliced onion till the slices turn slightly brown.
  2. 2

    Add ginger garlic paste and sliced tomatoes.
  3. 3

    Also turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  4. 4

    Add sufficient water and fry the masala well.
  5. 5

    5Add chopped green chillies and the boiled chickpeas and mix well.
  6. 6

    Add chole masala and more water if required.
  7. 7

    Pressure cook it for three whistles or more till soft.
  8. 8

    When cooked, transfer it to a serving vessel.
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Chef Gurdip Kohli Punj has fond memories of the Gurudwara kitchen where her family rolled out chapattis, chopped vegetables, and stirred large pots of dal as 'sewa'. This was no mere chore for young Gurdip; she enjoyed cooking for people! She creates healthy dishes that are yummy too!

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