Sakthi Masala

Channa Masala

Main Ingredient : Channa

Chana Masala is a popular Indian dish of white chickpeas in a spicy and tangy gravy. In North India, this dish is called ‘chole masala,’ or simply ‘chole’.



2 Servings

Prep Time20 mins Cook Time20 mins Total Time40 mins


  • Oil
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Channa Masala
  • Rinsed Channa
  • Salt


  • Heat 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan or kadai (wok). Add 1/2 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste and saute for some seconds or until their raw aroma goes away.
  • Then add 1/3 cup finely chopped onions. Saute stirring often till the onions soften and turn translucent or light brown.
  • Add 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes. Saute the tomatoes stirring often until they soften and the oil starts to leave the sides of the onion-tomato mixture.
  • Reduce the heat. Then add 1/2 teaspoon of Channa Masala and 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder. Mix very well.
  • Then add 2 to 3 slit green chilies. Add the cooked and drained chickpeas. Season with salt as per requirement. Mix again. The chana masala is ready to be served.