Chickpeas Masala / Channa Masala

 Day 8 of Recipe Marathon #2.

I make this dish with chickpea (channa, kabul kadalai) at least once a week. Here is my recipe of makng this curry.



  • Chickpeas – 1 cup ( soaked overnight and cooked till just soft, can use canned chickpeas instead)
  • Onion – 1 meduim
  • Tomato – 1
  • Capsicum/bellpepper- 1 small
  • Ginger and garlic- 2 pieces
  • Tomato paste – 1tbsp (gives rich colour to the curry)
  • Jaggery or Brown sugar – 1tsb (to balance the taste)


  • Redchilli powder and Garam masala – 1tsp each (use channa masala powder instead).


  • Corriender/cilantro leaves and  thin slices of red onions.
  1. Chop onion, tomato and capsicum to big chunks. Along with ginger and garlic grind them to paste using enough water.
  2. Heat oil, when hot add cumin seeds, add in ground paste and cook till raw smell of veggies are gone, the mixture becomes thick and changes to dark colour.
  3. Now add spices and jaggery mix well, add cooked or canned chickpeas.Add enough water  and cook on medium heat for 10 mins or so untill all the flavours combines well.
  4. Garnish with few cilantro leaves and red onions. Tastes great with puri and rotis.

Enjoy !

Check out recipes of my fellow Marathoners.

1. DK 2. Siri 3. Srivalli 4. Ranji 5. PJ 6. Curry Leaf 7. Medha 8. Priya 9. Bhawna 10. Raaji 11. Anu 12. Kamala 13. Roopa 14. Divya Kudua 15.Rekha 16.Divya M 17.Lakshmi 18.Raaga 19.Lakshmi Venkatesh 20.Sripriya 21.Viji 22.Kamalika 23.Pavani __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


20 Responses to “Chickpeas Masala / Channa Masala”

  1. Bhawana Says:

    Madhu what a mouthwatering chole masala u posted. Looking soooooo tempting and majedar. I love to eat this with peas pulao. lovely entry. I always wait for ur entry

    Thanks B, Today i am so late in Posting. Peas pulav sounds yummy with chole.

  2. Kalai Says:

    Wow!! Looks so delicious and really simple, too! Great one! 🙂

  3. DK Says:

    One of my fav. It never bores me ever. Looks amazing madhu.

  4. Lakshmi Venkatesh Says:

    Looks very delicious. And tempting. One of our all time favourite.

  5. Divya Says:

    Chole is looking delicious…one of our favorites..;-)

  6. Srivalli Says:

    picture tells it all!..perfect!

  7. G.pavani Says:

    Hi madhu thank u so much for ur comments…channa masala looks yummy…we make this regular

  8. Priya Says:

    Amazing colour..tempting one..delicious n yummy…

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  10. CurryLeaf Says:

    Lovely,the dish is super tasty.thanks for your version.

  11. sagari Says:

    delecious curry

  12. ranji Says:

    channa masala looks fabulous….my fav combo with pooris and rotis…well clicked pic…very tempting :)….

  13. Medhaa Says:

    this is one tempting bowl

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