Kala chana masala recipe/Black chickpeas curry/Kala chana chaat/Black chana masala/Dry chana masala
Updated: Jan 10
Chock full of protein and fiber and great for weight loss as well!
But more than anything it’s a Spicy, Tangy, and Chatpata snack that gets your taste buds tingling!
Yield: 6-8 servings
Black Chana (chickpeas)... 3 cups
Onion (finely chopped)... 3 tbsp.
Coriander leaves (finely chopped)... 3 tbsp
Curry leaves... 6-8
Cumin seeds...1/2 tsp.
Fresh lime juice...2 tbsp.
Slit green chillies...3-4
Coriander powder...1 tbsp.
Cumin powder...1/2 tbsp.
Garam masala...1/2 tbsp.
Black pepper powder...1/2 tbsp
Hing (Asafoetida)... 1/4 tsp.
Kashmiri red chilli powder...1/2 tsp.
Chaat masala…3/4 tsp.
With Muri/Murmurs/Puffed Rice
Murmura (puffed rice)... 3 cups
Chana masala...1 cup
Kalonji (black caraway seeds)...1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder...1/4 tsp.
Aamchur (dry mango powder)...1/2 tsp.
Chaat masala...1/2 tsp.
Soak 3 cups of black chick peas (kala chana) in water overnight
Drain the water and pour the chana into a pressure cooker
Add enough water to cover the chickpeas
Let this cook for 20 minutes on medium heat or for two whistles
Don’t force the steam out of the pressure cooker, wait till you can open the lid normally
Drain the water from the chickpeas and keep it aside
Add 1 tablespoon oil to a pan set on medium heat
Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and slit green chillies
Give it a quick stir
At the pre-boiled chickpeas, mix well and stir fry for three or four minutes
At the dry masala and mix well
Add ghee and stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes
Add salt to taste
Mix thoroughly and add fresh lime juice
Add approximately half of the coriander leaves and mix well
Turn off the heat and garnish with the remaining coriander leaves and finely chopped red onion
Kala chana with puffed rice (muri or murmura)
Add 1.5 tablespoons of oil to a pan set on medium heat
Add half a teaspoon of kalonji or black caraway seeds, half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and 3 cups of puffed rice
Stir fry till the puffed rice gets nice and crispy (this will take approximately three minutes)
Add salt to taste, 1/4 teaspoon of amchur (dry mango powder), 1/4 teaspoon of chaat masala and mix well
Add 1 cup of the chana masala
Perfect with a cup of chai!!