Black Chickpeas (Kala Chana) Masala is healthy and delicious Indian curry. The curry prepared with this recipe has yummy taste and its good source of protein.



Whole black gram – 1 cup soaked for 7-8 hours
Onion – 1 Finely chopped
Oil – 3Tbsp
Dessicated coconut – 3Tbsp
Tomato Paste – 1 Tbsp
Tamarind pulp – 1 tsp
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 Tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1tsp
Garam Masala powder – 1tsp
Cumin powder – 1tsp
Coriander powder – 1Tbsp


Preparation Method:

  1. Pressure cook kale chane with some salt for 2- 3  whistle.
  2. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a pan. Add chopped onion saute till golden brown and add desiccated coconut, saute on low heat till golden. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Grind the roasted onion-coconut mixture along with tamarind pulp and some water to a fine paste.
  4. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 30 seconds. Add onion paste. Mix well.
  5. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala and mix well. Saute for 1 minute and add tomato paste. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add pressure cooked kale chane. Mix and cook on low heat for 2 minutes.
  7. Add some water and salt to taste. Mix and cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes.
  8. Garnish with some coriander leaves and  Serve hot.