Chana Masala

4.8/5 from 4 Customers

Chana masala is a dish of chickpeas coated in a thick spicy sauce.

10 minutes

30 minutes


Also works a treat with: Kidney beans to make rajma masala

Book: How to be a Curry Legend (p128)

Goes great with: Chapatis (p156), Chilli Garlic Chutney (p198) and Coriander Raita (p211)

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Chana masala (sometime known as chole masala) is a dish of chickpeas coated in a thick spicy sauce.

A hearty and filling dish, it can be served simply with breads as a grab-and-go snack like it is in India and Pakistan.

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10 minutes

30 minutes



4 as a side


Low Effort

Main Ingredient




Veggie Friendly



Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste


Meal Taste



Popular Style




  • 1 small onion - roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic - roughly chopped
  • 1 green chilli (optional) - thinly sliced
  • 2 x 400g tins of chickpeas - drained 
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 20g bunch of fresh coriander - finely chopped

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Product Rating (4):


Chana Masala with a side of Chilli Garlic Chutney and chapati. The Chana Masala is delicious and so easy to make. Great meal for Meat Free Mondays. The Chilli Garlic Chutney is my favourite - i'm constantly running out of Mirchi Blend because of it.

Wow this looks incredible- thank you for sharing! The Chilli Garlic Chutney is a favourite at Spicery HQ too!


Chickpea curry mixed with other random ingredients as nothing would boil. #alpscampchallenges

Looks yummy- top chef points to you for improvising and adapting the recipe while camping!


Spicing it up in the alps. Improvised chana masala to warm us up

Looks like you guys are having a fantastic time with the Curry Legend, thanks for sharing with us!


Just yummy

Great job, Jess! Happy spicing!

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