Spicy Kala Chana Masala

Kala Chana Curry


● 1 cup kala chana (black chickpeas), soaked overnight
● 2 tbsp oil
● 1 onion, finely chopped
● 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
● 2 garlic cloves, minced
● 1-inch ginger, grated
● 1 green chili, finely chopped
● Spices: 1/2 tsp each of cumin seeds, turmeric powder, coriander powder, 1/2
tsp red chili powder (adjust to taste), Salt to taste, 1/2 tsp garam masala
● Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


● Pressure cook soaked kala chana until tender, then drain.
● Sauté onion, garlic, ginger, and green chili in oil until golden brown.
● Add tomatoes and cook until soft.
● Stir in spices: turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and salt.
Cook for a minute.

● Add cooked kala chana to the pan and mix with the masala.
● Adjust the consistency with water and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
● Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Benefits of this Recipe:

  1. High in Protein: Kala chana is a rich source of plant-based protein, making this dish a nutritious option for vegetarians and vegans.
  2. Fiber-Rich: Black chickpeas are packed with dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and aiding in weight management.
  3. Packed with Flavor: The combination of aromatic spices like cumin, turmeric, coriander, and garam masala creates a symphony of flavors that elevate the dish.
  4. Versatile: This dish can be enjoyed on its own as a main course, served with rice or bread, or even used as a filling for wraps and sandwiches.

Nutritive Value (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 250 kcal
  • Protein: 10-12 grams
  • Fat: 8-10 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 35-40 grams
  • Fiber: 8-10 grams
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Provides a good amount of vitamin C, iron, and potassium.

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