Channa Masala| Indian style Chickpea Curry|Vegan/Vegetarian Recipe

Channa Masala is an Indian style curry made with Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans. It’s a great option for vegetarian/vegan source of protein.

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Ingredients for Channa Masala:
Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans/Channa) – 1 ½ cups of dry chickpeas, soaked in plain water for 4-6 hrs and cooked until soft;
Onions – finely chopped, 3 cups;
Tomatoes – crushed/ finely chopped, 1 ½ cups;
Garlic paste – 1 ½ tbsp;
Ginger paste – ¾ tbsp;
Green chillies – 1 or 2 no;
Curry leaves (optional) – 5 to 10 no;
Spices – 1 or 2 bay leaves, 1 ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera), 1 ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 ½ tbsp coriander powder; 1 ½ tsp red chilli powder (or as per taste), ¾ tsp cumin powder, 1 ½ tsp garam masala powder, 1 tsp Kasoori methi/dried fenugreek leaves (optional);
Salt to taste;
Sugar – 1 tsp;
Coriander leaves/Cilantro to garnish;
Cooking oil – 4 tbsp


  1. I just made this as chickpeas are my favorite, I had to sub in some italian style crushed tomatoes because that is what I had on hand and I used a jalapeño for heat. It is sooooo good and not heavy. My family loved it too. Thank you

  2. I’ve done this for dinner (and the leftover I had for lunch at work the next day) – this is an absolutely wonderful and delicious recipe! I struggled to find a good chickpea curry recipe but I have to say, none compares to this one. This one is a keeper! Thank you so much for sharing this with us 🙂 Greetings from London! x

  3. I like your recipe so much, make it, and turns out too good. I just love your large ceramic utensil in which you have made the recipe. Would you please tell me where did you get this ceramic bowl and how much is its capacity?

  4. I tried this recipe and it worked very well. It is easy just that I used a bit less spice for our taste here. Thank you. I now know how to make a home made channa masala 🙂 In South Africa, Indian bread is called roti and we paired the dish with the roti. All tasted very good! Thanks again.

  5. This was delicious! This was also great for meal planning- I got 6 portions out of it, and each one will make a healthy light dinner or a good side to a heavier one! Thank you!

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