Chana Masala | Kala Chana Chaat

You will need :-

  • 200 g kala chana ( Black chickpeas )
  • Salt per taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 4-5 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or 3-4 lemon wedges
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • Handful of fresh coriander chopped
Clean and soak chick peas in a warm water for overnight.
In the morning change the water , add chick peas in the pressure cooker with new and enough water and salt. Cook the chickpeas at least 20 minutes in a cooker.
If you don't have pressure cooker, boil chick peas on a stove with enough water for at least about an hour or till chickpeas well cooked. Keep checking the water level.
When the chick peas are well cooked, drain the water from it.
In a heavy based pan or kadai add and heat oil, add cumin seeds when they splutter add green chillies.
Straight away add boiled chick peas with all the masala and powder.
Check seasoning and serve chick peas with tomatoes, onion and garnish with chopped coriander and lemon wedges.


  1. I have same story , my mom told me when I was about to come here, even my elder sister didn't know about that part of their life that how they survive in their life , my mom didn't had money while she was pragnant with my sister and she just eat bread and water. Seriously I am crying writing all these and still they gave us all the best things in life. All days are Happy Father's day and Mother's day for us. BTW chana is delicious , i make it as salad.

    1. Our parents has seen very tough life, even I had tears while I was drafting this post.My husaband and daughter read and they hd tears too:(
      I really want to help my dad, but as Indian father he won't accept any help from his daughter..! he is a typical Indian Dad

  2. A wonderful tribute to your father, Jagruti! It's a pleasure getting to read about him and these spiced chickpeas sound and look so tasty... I love the mix of ingredients and the presentation!

  3. Jag what a beautiful tribute to your dad , he is lucky to have such a loving daughter. Chana masala looks wonderful.

  4. Feeling sad for that father ....How can ppl do like this ??
    Love the way you made the channas ...They look delicious :)

  5. an excellent tribute to a father because of whom we r what we r today. I truly hope all the children on this earth r forever grateful to their parents for what they given them in life by sacrificing their interests and serve their parents when they grow old.

  6. looks delicious & mouthwatering!

  7. nice tribute the father. so yummy and healthy snack


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