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Channa masala (சன மசாலா, సెనగల మసాల, चना मसाला)


Channa masala (சன மசாலா,సెనగల మసాల, चना मसाला) Channa masala or chole masala is a popular vegetable dish in India. The main ingredient is chickpeas. It is fairly dry and spicy with a sour citrus note. The dish is found throughout South Asia, and is particularly popular in northern India and Pakistan. Channa masala with spinach is a vegetarian variation of a traditional and popular Indian food dish.

Regional Dish : Tamilnadu; Andhra; Punjabi; Gujarat; South and North India.

Cuisine Style : Tamilnadu | Cooking  Time 25 minutes | Take with chapati or roti | Type curry | Shelf Life : 1 day.

Appx. Nutritional values : Calories (462 Kcal), Carbohydrates (82.0 g), Protein ( 13.0 g), Fat (9.1 g).

Ingredients :

  • Garbanzo beans(Kabuli kadala)  1 can
  • Ginger paste  1 tsp
  • Garlic paste  1 tsp
  • Onion  2 nos
  • Coriander powder  4 tsp
  • Masala powder  4 tsp
  • Chilly powder  1 tsp
  • Salt  1 tsp
  • Tomatoes  2 nos
  • Oil

Method :

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Add ginger and garlic paste and stir till brown.
  3. Add chopped onions and stir, till onions are cooked.
  4. Add coriander powder and
  5. Masala powder and stir, till the smell of masala powder comes out.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes and chilly powder and stir well, till the tomatoes blend well.
  7. To this, empty the entire canned Garbanzo beans (with its fluid).
  8. Add salt and stir well.
  9. The canned channa cooks in no time.
  10. You may add more water, if required.


Other variants / Cuisine Style : 1.Choley.

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