Chana Masala Recipe

Preparing a Chatpata Chana Masala in super quick time - ideal for a quick meal with Chapathi/Roti


The Ingredients are meant to create a portion serving 2, scale as needed.

Ingredients Quantity


Chickpeas (a.k.a Chana)
2 cups (soak in water for a few hours)
Onion 1 medium (medium slices, thinner the better)
Tomato 2 cut into small diced cubes
Chana masala Powder 2 teaspoons
Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Rasam powder, Garam Masala Powder, Coriander Powder To taste
Turmeric Powder half a teaspoon
Cooking Oil 2 teaspoons
Spices - Bay Leaf, Star anise, Cinnamon sticks Small pieces
Coriander Leaves For dressing after cooking completes
Lemon Extract A sprinkle
Ginger garlic paste A teaspoon



1. In a Wok/Pot, fry onions with spices in oil till golden brown, and add in the ginger garlic paste.

2. Then add in the Tomatoes and Sprinkle in salt, Coriander Powder, Garam masala powder & Chana masala powder and keep mixing till the spices are even, and the tomato is mashed out to a paste.

3. Add water and let everything simmer on low flame till the mix thickens (should be about 5-7 mins).

4. Add in the Chickpeas and mix till the spices are even.

5. Dress the dish with Coriander leaves.

Now, the most important part.. Eat with Roti/Chapathi & thank us in the comments !

The Look of the Dish!

If all goes well, your dish would like either like below or maybe better

chana masala


Do let us know how this went for you in the comments section!


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