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The Gastronomic Art of Chana Masala

September 16, 2021

India is a diverse country with equally diverse history, language, tradition, culture and of course food. Each region and state has its own staple ingredients, be it vegetables, fruits or spices; however, food is a factor that brings the entire country together. Chana Masala is an extremely delicious north Indian curry that is loved and eaten with great delight all across the country. Packed with delish flavours, it is prepared in numerous ways differing with the region. In fact, any special occasion in North India is incomplete without chole masala on the menu.

A simple dish that is prepared with tomatoes, onions and a special blend of spices creating a perfect balance of flavours. It is eaten with variety of breads such as roti, naan, poori, bhaturas, palin parathas or with basmati rice. The spice blend of spices called Chana Masala Powder is one of the integral ingredients of the dish that impart the depth of flavours to it. When each spice is selected in right proportion, it offers a delectable burst of essence on your palate.

Chole Masala Powder and Special Ingredients

Chana Masala powder is simply a blend of many Indian spices that enhances the taste of chole masala dish. Its ingredient spices are spices found in almost every Indian kitchen, however perfect flavours comes from their ideal ratio. Below are some of the common spices that make flavoursome Choley Masala Powder.

The Gastronomic Art of Chana Masala

  • Coriander Seeds
  • Jeera
  • Cloves
  • Anar dana
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom Seeds
  • Black Pepper
  • Black Salt

Punjabi Chole Masala Recipe

There are many variations of Chickpea dishes in India and for its curry as well. However, the recipe that excites me the most is Punjabi Chole masala recipe that comes with package of flavours bundled in great harmony. Its tanginess, enticing aroma and mouth-watering visuals are worth every effort to prepare the dish. It is an easy and lengthy recipe with lots of steps and tips and tricks to take care while its preparation.


For Sauté, Blend and Pressure Cooking

  • 1 cup Chana or Chickpeas
  • Water for soaking
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • 3 cup Water (for pressure cooking)

For Gravy

  • 2 tbsp Ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 Green Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ceepee Jeera
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cup Tomato puree
  • 1 Fresh Green chilli, slit
  • ½ tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Coriander, finely chopped (for garnishing)
  • ¾ tsp Cee Pee Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp Cee Pee Chana Chole Masala Powder/Punjabi Chole Masala Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Cee Pee Kasoori Methi
  • 2 tsp Cee Pee Amchur Powder
  • 1 tsp Cee Pee Hing


  1. Rinse chickpeas thoroughly and soak them for around 8 hours in plenty of water.
  2. Drain them properly, put them in a pressure cooker and pour 3 cups of water along with salt.
  3. Pressure cooker them for 5 to6 whistles or until chanas and well cooked on medium flame.
  4. Open the lid when pressure releases completely. Squeeze the chana and check if it is soft enough yet firm.

Chana Masala Curry Preparation

  1. In a pan, heat ghee and add onions. Sauté them until they turn golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for another 1 minute until the raw smell of garlic is gone.
  2. Now add tomatoes and sprinkle some salt. Again, sauté until the tomatoes are cooked and soft.
  3. Add chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
  4. When it is completely cooked, blend the mixture into a smooth paste.

Final Preparation

  1. In a kadai or a large pan, heat 2 tbsp oil, add dhaniya powder and hing and lightly roast them on medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Now add onion tomato paste along with green chilli, chana chole masala and garam masala powder. Mix well and sauté until the mixture leaves the sides of kadai and you can smell fragrance.
  3. This is the right time to add boiled chickpeas along with chana cooked water. Adjust the consistency of gravy by adding more water, if required.
  4. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer on low to medium flame for about 10 minutes or until it reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Taste the gravy and ensure the balance of spices. Now add kasoori methi and amchur powder and mix thoroughly.
  6. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and tightly cover it with until served.
  7. Serve fresh and hot with rice or various kinds of breads along with onions and lemon wedges.

Packed with proteins, Chana masala is a gluten free delicacy with a wonderful balance of flavours. Cee Pee offers the premium quality chana masala powder that gives your dish a punch of deliciousness. Prepared with freshly procured spices and perfect ratio, we ensure hygienic manufacturing and packaging of our every product. Now relish the essence of best chana masala dish with our chole masala powder available at various online platforms.



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