Homemade Veg

Punjabi Chana Masala Recipe


Chana Masala (Chick Peas) Recipe

This is an authentic homemade Chana Masala Recipe originating from Punjab, India. Serve with chapatti, naan breads or enjoy on its own.

CourseAppetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
CuisineIndian, Punjabi
KeywordChana, Chick Peas, Desi, Indian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Desi Cook


  • 3Tinsof chick peas
  • 1MediumOnion (Chopped)
  • Ginger Medium-Size
  • 2ClovesGarlic
  • 1tspJeera
  • 4tbspOil (Sunflower or Olive)
  • 1LargeTomato (Chopped)
  • 2smallChillies (To taste)
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1tbspGaram Masala
  • 1tspHaldi
  • 2tbspTomato Puree
  • Handfull of Chopped Coriander


  1. Open the tinned chickpeas and drain the water. Give them a quick rinse and leave aside.

  2. In a non-stick pan, heat the oil and add the jeera. Wait until the jeera starts sizzling and turns brown. 

  3. Add the chopped onion, ginger, garlic and stir until they turn golden brown.

  4. Now, add the chopped tomato, tomato puree and chillies. Keep mixing for 1-2 minutes.

  5. Next, add the salt, garam masala and haldi.

  6. Finally, add chick peas and mix well for 5 minutes.

  7. Before serving the chick peas, garnish with coriander.

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