Chana Masala / Black Chickpeas

A healthy and tasty recipe. You can enjoy it as is in the breakfast or in main course with phulka, puri or paratha.

Course: Breakfast or Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Cooking – 40 mins, Total – 40 mins

Servings: 2


  1. Black Chick Peas – 1/2 cup (soaked overnight or 7-8 hours)
  2. Water – 2 cups
  3. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  4. Chana Masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  6. Red Chilli powder – 1/3 tsp
  7. Garam Masala powder – 1/3 tsp
  8. Asafoetida – 1/6 tsp
  9. Oil – 1 tsp
  10. Salt to taste

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Chana Masala:

  1. Add soaked black chickpeas, water and salt in a pressure cooker
  2. Pressure cook until chickpeas are soft, it will take around 25-30 mins
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  4. Add spices – chana masala powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and asafoetida. Saute for 3-4 secs
  5. Add boiled chickpeas along with water
  6. Cook on high flame till water is absorbed. Keep sautéing in between
  7. Your Chana Masala is ready. Serve hot!!!

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