Hara Chana Masala

In winter season I really miss fresh hara chana which is not available in Bangalore. I miss Hara chana masala which my mom use to make during winter. Since that not possible so I started making with dried version of hara chana, it also tastes good and above all its available through out the year.


Cooking Time: 30-40 mins
Preparation Time: 15-20 mins

  • Black chana: 1 cup( soaked overnight)
  • Cumin seeds/jeera: 1/2 tsp
  • Onion: 1 large (finely chopped)
  • Tomato: 1 large(finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Chole masala: 2 tsp
  • Chilli pwd: 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd: 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander pwd: 1 tsp
  • Cumin  pwd: 3/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Boil the chana in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistle or till chana is soft.
  • Heat the oil  and add the cumin seeds, When jeera start splutter then add onion and saute till onion is transparent  then add ginger-garlic paste and cook for min or till raw smell leave.

  • Add the tomato  and cook till tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add the chole masala, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seed powder and salt and cook till oil start separating.

  • Add the boiled hara chana and fry for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the little water and mix well  cook low to medium flame with with pan/kadai covered.
  • Serve hot with rice, roti, paratha.

  • Can also add boiled diced potato.
  • Can add more water if you want more gravy.
  • Don't overcook the chana.

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