Search A Recipe

16 Dec 2007

White Chickpeas Curry / Chana Masala

Ingredients and method of preparation
Chana / vellakkadala 2 cups
onion 2 chopped
tomato 2 chopped
garlic and ginger paste 2 tea spoons
green chillies 2 chopped
cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon
turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
pepper powder OR
chilly powder 2 tea spoons
coriander powder 2 teaspoons
garam masala 1/2 tea spoon
coriander leaves few chopped
curry leaves few

salt and oil
mustard seeds

Cook chana with salt and enough water until soft.

Heat oil, splutter cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Saute onions till golden.Stir for a while after adding garlic ginger paste. Then add chopped tomatoes, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves.Let the tomatoes cooked and add little salt. Add all powders. Make a thick masala and mix the cooked chana with this.Add a little of the remaining water used for cooking chick peas in this.Let it boil on a low flame.

You can prepare this by adding thick coconut milk like green peas curry here.


  1. Have never tried any gravy with coconut milk...always the usual tomato paste..

  2. seena..the chana does look good...should try with the coconut milk....

  3. The coconut milk sounds like a nice idea. Channa looks creamy.

  4. seena i like your recipes a lot chana masala looks tempting

  5. chana masala in coconut milk sounds like a gr8 idea... thanx

  6. Seena this chickpea recipe looks wonderful! I love all the ingredients I bet with coconut milk it is so delicious too. Great post :)

  7. Looks delicious seena,love the colour!!

  8. Delicious. I would try with the coconut milk

  9. Made this last night..Usually I add cornflour to thicken the gravy, but this time on your suggestion, I used coconut milk and it not only was thick but creamy and much tastier as well!!

  10. Thanks Rachel,
    Glad to know you enjoyed it..:)

  11. Which brand of garam masala do you use?

  12. No ready made, I used home made masala.. You can see the recipe for making garammasala in the recipe index.. :)

  13. thanks for this recepie......tried it & came very good.

  14. Thanks Nancy! I love chickpeas salad.. :)


Tried out any recipe?
Leave your valuable opinion..
Any doubt?
Don't hesitate to ask, you can ask through the comment section.
Thanks! :)