Channa masala recipe – side dish for pooris

This is a all time favourite at my place and I make it quite frequently. When I was looking through my recipe collection I found a recipe for channa masala/chole which was a little different from what I make usually. So this time , I made it this way.It tasted different , was very tasty had a restaurant like and authentic taste to it. This is how I made.

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Channa masala recipe - side dish for pooris Yum
Course side dish
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course side dish
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Soak the chickpeas in water overnight. Drain the water and wash them. Add around teacups of water and pressure cook them. They should be very soft at this stage. Reserve the liquid.
  2. Blend the onion, tomato, garlic and ginger to a paste. Heat oil in a pan and add the onion mixture and fry till it appears golden. Add cumin,coriander and chilli powder and hing,stir for a minute. Add the curds and stir for another minute. Stir in 2 tbspn of garam masala(I used everest chole masala) and pour in the reserved liquid. Bring it to a boil and simmer for sometime. Add the tamarind paste ,lemon ,whole chillies , chickpeas, pepper and salt. Cover the pan and cook for sometime till the chickpeas is coated with sauce. Discard the lemon.
  3. Add the chat masala , onion rings, ginger and coriander.
  4. Serve hot with pooris, bhaturas or rotis.
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22 thoughts on “Channa masala recipe – side dish for pooris”

  1. looks delicious,.i stay in pearl hill teaarace..its near outram mrt…that view was of the pearlhill…thanks for appreciatin the pouch,..chana looks delicious..i use the saemingredients except,..tamarind,.blacksalt,..ndcurd,..ur recipe looks delicoius..will suretry once..

  2. This restraunt style channa dal i am sure going to try.
    It looks indeed delicious.
    Congrats with the award and I am really pleased that you thought about me and passed to me also.
    With this channa you made my day too 🙂 not to mention with the award

  3. I love anything with Chana, your’s looks yum. My post will be similar too this week at FH!:))
    Enjoy your award, hugs!

  4. Hi sowmya….
    Channa Masala looks so good. This is my fav. Love to have them with batura. YUM!. Congrats on the award.

  5. What? You made my fav. chana masala? OK. I am coming over for dinner. Just kidding! Delicious chana masala, Sowmya! Congrats on your award and thank you for passing it to me! You make my day too!

  6. Sounds too good with awesome ingredients Sowmya. Channa is also our favorite we do it often will try ur version with tamarind.

    Thanks for making my day.I am so thrilled to get this award. It is truely a honour.

  7. chana masal is really good sowmya!!!no one can go wrng here..its one of the simplest and classic indian dish …my all time fav:)..

  8. Thanx for sharing your version of the recipe. It is indeed different! Amd congrats on your award!!! Enjoy! 🙂

  9. Hi Sowmya,

    Channa Masala is inviting….I love channa masala with pooris very much. I am hungry now….Congrats for the award .U really deserve it..

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