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Recipe for Kala Chana Masala

Recipe for Kala Chana Masala

(Ref: RCP192)

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Kala Chana Masala as the name suggests is brown Chickpeas in spicy gravy. This makes a mouth watering combination with Rotis or Pooris.



Preparation Time:

8 hrs

Cooking Time:

30-40 mins


Brown Chickpeas - 1 Cup
 Oil - 3 tbsp
 Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
 Gram Flour - 1 tbsp
 Ginger grated - 1 tbsp
 Salt to taste
 Tomatoes - 2
 Green Chilli - 1
 Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
 Black Pepper Powder - ½ tsp
 Garam Masala - 1 tsp
 Mango Powder - 1 tsp


• Wash the Brown Chickpeas well and soak it in Water for about 8hrs.

• Next, put the soaked Chickpeas along with 2 more Cups of Water in a pressure cooker.

• Cook for about 12-15min. Wait for the cooker to cool and then open the lid and check the Chickpeas to be tender.

• Meanwhile grind together Tomatoes, Ginger and Green Chillies into a fine paste.

• Heat Oil in a pan, add the Cumin Seeds. Then add Gram Flour and stir fry till the flour turns light brown.

• Next add the ground paste, Coriander Powder and Black Pepper. Stir fry till the Oil separates from the mixture.

• Next add the above spice mix, Salt, Garam Masala and Mango Powder to the Chickpeas. Mix well, slightly mash the Chickpeas while mixing it.

• Bring this to boil and let it simmer for atleast 30mins stirring occasionaly (add Water to get the desired consistency)

• Serve hot.


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