Kala Chana Masala


  • 1 cup kala chana, washed and soaked overnight
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves

Method –

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, allow the oil to heat properly
  2. Add cumin seeds, bay leaves and dry red chilli. Fry it for a few seconds on medium flame
  3. Add chopped onions, fry till it turns light brown
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till aromatic
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and fry till it turns soft
  6. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder
  7. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes on low flame
  8. Add the drained kala chana and mix with the masala
  9. Increase the flame to medium and fry it for about 2-3 minutes
  10. Add garam masala powder
  11. Add 2 cups of water and salt
  12. Close the cooker lid and cook for 5-7 whistles on medium flame
  13. Allow to pressure to release naturally, adjust the gravy consistency and garnish with chopped coriander leaves

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