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Kala Chana Masala Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Kala Chana Masala Recipe | Black Chickpea Curry

Kala Chana Masala is a popular Indian gravy made by cooking boiled black chickpeas in a tangy tomato gravy and spices.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4
Category Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g

Ingredients For Kala Chana Masala Recipe | Black Chickpea Curry
  

  • 1 Cup Kale Chane (Black Chickpeas)
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2-3 Green Chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Chana Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder (Amchur)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Asafoetida (Heeng)
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Kala Chana Masala Recipe | Black Chickpea Curry
 

  • Wash the chickpeas and soak them in 3 cups of water overnight (at least 8 hours).
    1 Cup Kale Chane (Black Chickpeas)
    Kala Chana Masala Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. When the oil becomes hot, add cumin seeds and fry them. Add a pinch of Heeng (Asafoetida).
    1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera), 1 Tablespoon Oil, 1/4 Teaspoon Asafoetida (Heeng)
    Kala Chana Masala Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Add finely chopped Green Chillies and Ginger. Saute for a few seconds.
    2-3 Green Chillies, 1 Tablespoon Ginger
    Kala Chana Masala Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Add Haldi (Turmeric Powder), Red Chilli Powder, Chana Masala, Garam Masala, Chaat Masala, Amchur (Dry Mango Powder) and Salt to taste.
    1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 3/4 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1 Tablespoon Chana Masala, 1/2 Teaspoon Chaat Masala, 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala, 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder (Amchur), 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
    Kala Chana Masala Recipe Step By Step Instructions 4
  • Saute the spices for a few seconds and add finely chopped tomatoes.
    2 Tomatoes
    Kala Chana Masala Recipe Step By Step Instructions 5
  • Cook the tomatoes for a few minutes.
    Kala Chana Masala Recipe Step By Step Instructions 6
  • When the gravy has cooked, add the chickpeas to the cooker along with 3 cups of Water. Pressure cook on high heat till you get 3 whistles. Cook for another 30 mins on medium flame.
    Kala Chana Masala Recipe Step By Step Instructions 8
  • You can mash some of the chickpeas with the back of the spoon to make the gravy a little thicker. Kala Chana Gravy is ready. Serve it hot with puri, roti, paratha or rice.
    Kala Chana Masala Recipe Step By Step Instructions