Wednesday 10 April 2013

Black Chickpea Masala/Karuppu Kondakadalai Masala/Kala Channa Masala

Black Chickpea Masala/Karuppu Kondakadalai Masala/Kala Channa Masala is a yummy and healthy side dish for rotis. It is fully packed with protein and fiber.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…


Black chickpea/karuppu kondakadalai
2 finely chopped
4 finely chopped
Ginger & garlic paste
1 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder
1 tsp
Coriander powder
2 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Cumin powder
¼ tsp
Garam masala powder
¼ tsp
1 pinch
As needed
Lemon juice
1 tsp
2 tbsp
1 tbsp finely chopped


Wash and soak the black chickpeas for 6-8 hrs or overnight. Later pressure cook the black chickpeas for 2 whistles. Retain some water with the chickpeas for the masala.

Heat oil in a kadai, add onions and sauté until translucent. Now add ginger & garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell goes off. Now add the tomatoes and sauté until mushy. Mash it really well with masher .

Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, asafoetida and mix really well and sauté for about 3 min.

Add cooked chick peas along with water and mix really good. Now let it cook along with masala for about 5 min. Add cilantro mix well and switch off the stove.
Finally add the lemon juice according to your taste.

Yummy black chickpea masala is ready. It is a perfect side dish for rotis and chapattis.

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  1. i like black chana more then white one. delicious dish.

  2. Here you bring me again another round of memories. Those I eat when growing up. I have also heard that the peas are very good for health and thats why our ancestors stayed without illness for a long time. Please pass me a plate of rice so that I can pour a generous amount of this peas curry to satisfy my appetite.

  3. Wow! So delicious! :)

  4. delicious curry,love with anything.

  5. Very nutritious and protien rich yummy dish..

  6. simple love this curry,goes well with puttu!!

  7. Love this nutritious masala with some chappathis..delicious.

  8. I like kala chana more than the white ones, its very tasty. Loved ur curry dish...inviting n makes me hungry. :)

  9. Delicious masala chickpeas really yumm.

  10. Wow Awesome recipe Priya :) Nutritious Following you

  11. Thank you all very much for taking your time to post your comments...

  12. I love it and made on every Saturdays!
    Yours looks great.

  13. Looks great.. I dont have to tell u na?? Super yummy & my fav :)

  14. delicious chickpea masala...
    Thanks for linking with my event “Foodabulous Fest –April Month Series”


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