kala chana recipe | black chana masala recipe | black chickpeas curry

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kala chana recipe | black chana masala recipe | black chickpeas curry with detailed photo and video recipe. a healthy punjabi curry recipe prepared mainly with black chickpeas or also known as desi chickpeas. the curry recipe can be prepared either in a dry variety or gravy based. it is an ideal curry recipe served with either roti / chapathi / steamed rice/jeera rice.
kala chana recipekala chana recipe | black chana masala recipe | black chickpeas curry with step by step photo and video recipe. the recipe for punjabi kala chana curry is very simple and is prepared with basic ingredients easily available in any common kitchen. unlike any other punjabi curries recipes, this recipe is light with no cream or cashew paste which makes it more healthy. apart from serving it with roti’s, it also tastes good with south indian breakfast dishes like idli, dosa or even idiyappam.

being a vegetarian, i have very less option when it comes to protein based dishes in our diet. but luckily recipe like chole masala, lentil based curries and even black chana masala recipe helps out to supply the missing nutrient in our diet. in addition, it also contains a lot of fibre and hence the dry variation of kala chana is often served as a complete meal by itself. further, it is also rich in vegetable protein with very less calorie dense and it recommended for diabetes patients. but i personally prepare it frequently for other reasons. i personally like the simplicity of the recipe and it can be done with just onion and tomatoes with basic spice powders.

black chana masala recipe

furthermore some important tips, recommendations and serving ideas for a perfect kala chana recipe. firstly, i would heavily recommend soaking the black chickpeas before preparing this curry. ideally, overnight soaking should be sufficient and followed by pressure cooking chana must help in hastening the cooking process. secondly, while sautéing onion and tomatoes, you can optionally add besan flour too which should yield a thick curry. i have not added and kept the curry very thin as i personally like it this way. lastly, the same recipe can be extended further by adding choice of lentils or dal’s while pressure cooking it. the end result curry tastes great and serves ideal with jeera rice.

finally, i would like to highlight my other punjabi cuisine curries or sabji recipe with this post of kala chana recipe. it includes recipes like matar mushroom, baingan ki sabzi, aloo mutter, mirchi ki sabzi, corn curry, dahi aloo and paneer bhurji recipe. in addition, do not forget to check my other similar recipes collection like,

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kala chana recipe
kala chana recipe | black chana masala recipe | black chickpeas curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
easy kala chana recipe | black chana masala recipe | black chickpeas curry
Course: curry
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5 Servings
Author: Hebbar's Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 pods cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves / kasuri methi
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 green chilli slit
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup tomato finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 tsp mango powder / aamchur powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 cup black chana / kala chana soaked overnight
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a pressure cooker take 3 tsp oil and saute spices.
  2. now saute 1 onion, 2 green chilli and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste.
  3. also, saute 1 cup tomato until it turns soft and mushy.
  4. furthermore, add spices and 1 tsp salt.
  5. saute on low flame, till the oil releases from tomato.
  6. now add 1 cup black chana or kala chana soaked overnight. saute for a minute.
  7. add 3 cups of water and mix well.
  8. cover and pressure cook for 8 whistles or till chana get cooked completely.
  9. now add ½ tsp garam masala, 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
  10. finally, serve kala chana curry with rice or roti.


how to make kala chana recipe with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a pressure cooker take 3 tsp oil and saute 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp cinnamon, 3 pods cardamom, 3 cloves, 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp kasuri methi and a pinch of hing. saute until spices turn aromatic.
    black chana masala recipe
  2. now saute 1 onion till it turns golden brown.
    black chana masala recipe
  3. further, saute 2 green chilli and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste.
    black chickpeas curry
  4. also, saute 1 cup tomato until it turns soft and mushy.
    black chickpeas curry
  5. furthermore, add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp mango powder and 1 tsp salt.
    black chickpeas curry
  6. saute on low flame, till the oil releases from tomato.
    kala chana recipe
  7. now add 1 cup black chana or kala chana soaked overnight. saute for a minute.
    kala chana recipe
  8. add 3 cups of water and mix well.
    kala chana recipe
  9. cover and pressure cook for 8 whistles or till chana get cooked completely.
    kala chana recipe
  10. now add ½ tsp garam masala, 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
    kala chana recipe
  11. finally, serve kala chana curry with rice or roti.
    black chana masala recipe


notes:

  • firstly, soak kala chana, else it will not get cooked completely.
  • also, use tomato puree if you are looking for more gravy curry.
  • additionally, add store brought chole masala to make curry more flavourful.
  • finally, kala chana curry recipe taste great when served hot and spicy.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Can you tell me how much time this recipe would take in minutes in an electric instant pot based on the ” 8 whistles” stated.

  2. I love your recipes your videos and I kind of like your style of wearing that ring on your left thumb….its like a watermark for the authenticity of any video claiming to be from you hi hi 😀 …keep up the good work

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