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Chana Masala my style

Chana Masala

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 2
Calories 260 kcal


  • 250gr of cooked chickpeas
  • 2 boiled potatoes cut into cubes
  • 2 small tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1-2 fresh green chilli finely chopped (optional)
  • Lime juice
  • Salt to taste


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala


  • Soak the chickpeas overnight and cook them with water and salt. You can also use canned chickpea if you want.
  • In a small bowl mix all the ground spices with a little water and set them aside.
  • Put a pan with oil on medium-high heat. When it is hot, add cumin seeds. When they start to sizzle add chopped onions.
  • Fry until golden and add ginger-garlic paste. Fry for a few seconds and the ground spice mix which we have prepared before. Fry until oil separates.
  • Add the cooked chickpeas and chopped tomatoes. Sauté everything for a few minutes. Then add boiled potatoes and keep stirring. Add a little water (about half a cup) and salt. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for five-six minutes until the water is absorbed.
  • Turn off the fire and uncover the pan. Sprinkle with fresh coriander and cover again. Let it rest for a few minutes with the lid on before serving.
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice on top just before serving.
  • Serve with Luchi, Chapati or bread.