Dal recipesKala chana masala | kala chana masala curry recipe

Kala chana masala | kala chana masala curry recipe

Kala chana curry

Kala chana Masala i have tried for the first time when i gave 30 side dish for roti recipes for Aval vikatan. I have posted 2 versions of chole masala already here. This chana masala curry was easy and tasted so yum too. Try this kala chana masala curry and let me know how it turned out. Follow Jeyashris Kitchen on facebook for latest updates.

Kala Chana masala

  Preparation Time : 15 mins + 8 hours soaking | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Kala chana | black chana     1/2 cup
     Onion             1
     Tomato        1
     Ginger         a small piece
     Garlic           3 pods
     Red chili powder    1/2 tsp
     Coriander powder    1/4 tsp
     Jeera powder       1/4 tsp
     Turmeric powder       1/4 tsp
     Salt     to taste
     Garam Masala      1/4 tsp
     Oil     1 tblsp
     Coriander leaves     to garnish       

kala-chana - masala

  • Soak the kala chana in water for 8 hours. Pressure cook this till 4-5 whistles. Keep it aside.
  • Chop the onions and tomato finely.
  • In a pressure cooker, add little oil and cook the onions till golden brown. When it is done add tomatoes to this and cook in a low flame. Add the ginger and garlic to this.Switch off the flame.
  • Allow this to cool.


  • Grind this into a fine paste.


  • In the cooker add remaining oil and add in the ground paste and add the red chili powder, jeera powder , coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Add little salt. Remember we added little salt while cooking the chana.
  • Cook this in a low flame for 2-3 minutes.


  • Add the cooked chana to this along with the water.
  • Cover the pressure cooker and cook till 2 whistles.
  • Kala chana masala is ready.

kala-channa masala

  • Add coriander leaves. Serve hot with rotis.
  • You can add some round rings of onions while serving. Chana masala paired with roti and onions will be very nice.
Kala-chana masala
  1. Do not add more water while cooking the chana. Else the masala will be watery.
  2. You can add some whole masala such as bay leaf, star anise while cooking the chana. This will make the gravy flavourful.

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