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Kala chana masala recipe

Kala chana masala recipe or kala chana curry recipe - is a simple yet tasty Punjabi cuisine. It prepared with black chickpeas and very basic ingredients like tomato, ginger, chillies and masalas found in every Indian Kitchen. It can be prepared quickly if you have already soaked kala chana at night! Here is the recipe of this delicious cuisine with step by step photos.


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Ingredients:

Kala chana - 1 cup
Onion - 1(Medium size)
Ginger - 1 inch
Green Chillies - 3-4
Tomatoes - 2-3 (Medium Size)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp
Bhuna Jeera (Roasted cumin seeds powder) - 1/2 Tsp
Coriander (Dhaniya) powder - 1/2 Tsp
Chilli powder - 1/4 Tsp (Optional)
Salt - to taste
Mustard oil (or any cooking oil) - 2 tbsp

Kala chana masala recipe:

  1. Soak kala chana(black gram) overnight or for 8-10 hours. Boil it with Salt. Don't forget to add salt while boiling.  I do this mistake quite often.
  2. While kala chana is boiling you can put onions, tomatoes, green chillies and ginger in a mixer and make a smooth paste.  Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. I have used mustard oil, you can use any cooking oil.
  4. Add cumin seeds, red chilli powder, bhuna jeera(roasted cumin powder), coriander powder and turmeric powder. You can skip red chilli powder if you don't want it to be too spicy.
  5. Add the paste that you prepared in step 2.
  6. Mix it well. Let it cook on low-medium flame until oil separates.
  7. Now you can add salt. You have already added salt while boiling chana. So add it accordingly.
  8. Add boiled chana and the water left after boiling. You can make it a little dry or with gravy. So add water according to your preference. Mix it well.
  9. Cover it with a lid and let it cook for another 5-10 minutes on medium - low flame.
  10. Garnish it with Coriander leaves. Serve it hot with rice or roti.
How to prepare Kala chana masala recipe(Step by Step photos) :
  1. Soak kala chana(black gram) overnight or for 8-10 hours. Boil it with Salt. Don't forget to add salt. 

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Boil kala chana.

2. Put Onions, tomatoes, green chillies and ginger in a mixer and make a smooth paste.  Keep it aside.

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Added roughly chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger and chillies.


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Smooth paste of oinion, tomatoes, ginger and chillies.

3. Heat oil in a pan. I have used mustard oil, you can use any cooking oil.

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Mustard oil in a pan

4. Add cumin seeds, red chilli powder, bhuna jeera(roasted cumin powder), coriander powder and turmeric powder. You can skip red chilli powder if you don't want it to be too spicy.

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Added Jeera

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Added masala.

5. Add the paste that you prepared in step 2.

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Added onion, tomato, ginger and chillies paste.

6. Mix it well. Let it cook on low-medium flame until oil separates.

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Oil started separating from masala
7. Now you can add salt. You have already added salt while boiling chana. So add it accordingly.

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Added salt.

8. Add boiled chana and the water left after boiling. You can make it a little dry or with gravy. So add water according to your preference. Mix everything well.

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Added boiled kala chana.

9. Cover it with a lid and let it cook for another 5-10 minutes on medium - low flame.

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Added water.

10. Kala chana Masala is ready. Serve it with hot chapatis or rice.

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Kala chana masala.




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