Wednesday, August 5, 2009



Chana : 250 grams
Onion : 2 pieces (finely chopped)
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
Tomato : 1 piece (fine paste)
Ginger : 1 tsp (grated)
Coriander powder : 2 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder : 1/2 tsp
Salt : 1/2 tsp (as per taste)
Garam masala : 1/4 tsp
Chana masala powder : 1 tsp


• Soak chana for 5-6 hours
• Boil chana in cooker and wait for 3-4 whistle so that the chana becomes soft
• Heat 6 tsp of oil in a pan
• Once oil is hot add onion and cumin seeds
• Cook until onion is brown in colour
• Add tomato paste, ginger, turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, salt and chana masala powder
• Mix this into the oil well and then cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the oil starts to separate from the tomato paste
• Add chana and then mix it well
• Pour 2 cups of water and cover the pan for 10 minutes
• Remove the cover of the pan and add garam masala
• Cook for another 5 minutes
• Serve it hot with rice or paratha/butter nan


  1. looks so so so tasty dear...l too make in a similar way with slight time will try ur version

  2. Wow thats my fav looks so good and tempting...

  3. The Batora is missing Babli. Give us a recipe for making big size Batoras. We prepare the Batora by fermenting the Moida overnight? Is that o.k?

  4. Babli Please collect ur award at my blog dear !!

  5. वाह !चना मसाला -जब भी आओ कुछ चटपटा पाओ ! सैलायिवा ग्रंथियां सक्रिय हो आयी !

  6. Dear Babli,
    Please collect your award from my blog.

  7. yum yum......... yummy...... ghar pe try bhi ho gaya hai aaj yeh.......

  8. ये चना मसाला तो बड़ा जोरदार है, बबली जी!
    सन-डे को ट्राई करते हैं।