How to make Masala Chana -

Brown Bengal gram are known for its nutritional goodness and when served as a chaat it will be irresistible

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Brown Bengal gram (kala chana), Small potatoes

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Masala Chana

Masala Chana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Masala Chana Recipe

  • Brown Bengal gram (kala chana) 1 1/2 cups

  • Small potatoes boiled and peeled 2

  • Small onion chopped 1

  • Small tomato chopped 1

  • Green chillies chopped 1-2

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespo to garnish

  • Raw mango chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Green chutney 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Date and tamarind chutney 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli-garlic chutney 1 tablespoon

  • Masala boondi to garnish

  • Masala chana to garnish

  • Sev to garnish

  • Fresh pomegranate pearls to garnish


Step 1

Take boiled brown chickpeas in a bowl, mash the potatoes and add along with onion, tomato, green chillies, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala, salt, coriander leaves, raw mango, green chutney, date and tamarind chutney and red chilli-garlic chutney and mix well.

Step 2

Transfer into individual serving bowls, garnish with masala boondi, masala chana dal, sev, coriander leaves and pomegranate pearls. Serve immediately.

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