Kala Chana Curry-Chana Masala-Easy and Quick Chana sabzi

kala chana sabzi

Preparation Time-30 minutes


  • Kala chana whole/Bengal gram-250 gm (Soak it for 10-12 hours)
  • Chopped onion-2
  • Chopped tomato-2
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Dry red chilli-1
  • Bay leaves-2
  • Cooking oil-4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker pan, allow the oil to heat properly.
  • Add cumin seeds, dry red chilli and bay leaves, fry it for few seconds on medium flame.
  • Add chopped onions, fry it on medium flame till it turns soft .
  • Add ginger garlic paste, fry it for a minute with onions on medium flame.
  • Add chopped tomato, cook it on medium flame till tomatoes turns soft .
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.
  • Mix it and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame.
  • Add soaked kala chana and mix it with cooked masala.
  • Increase the flame to medium and fry it for 2 minutes, keep stirring.
  • Add 1.5 glass of water, garam masala powder and salt.
  • Close the cooker lid with whistle, cook it for 5 whistles on medium flame.
  • After five whistles, turn off the flame and allow the cooker to cool down.
  • Open the lid carefully, sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and stir it.
  • Garnish with onion slices, ready to serve.

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