Channa gravy – how to make Channa gravy recipe – Channa Masala recipe

Channa gravy
Channa gravy | how to make Channa gravy recipe, chickpea masala recipe

How to make the Channa gravy ?

Channa Gravy is one of the most delicious gravy that goes great with Chapatti, roti, naan and poori. Lets see how to prepare now.


  • Channa –1 cup.
  • Oil – 2 spoons.
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp.
  • Curry leaves – few.
  • Ginger Garlic paste– 1 tsp.
  • Big onion – 2 (Chopped).
  • Green chilli–2 nos. (Chopped).
  • Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp.
  • Kashmiri Chilli powder – 1 spoon.
  • Coriander powder – 1 Spoon.
  • Tomato –3 (Medium size).
  • Cinnamon – small piece.
  • Cardamom – 1 No.
  • Garam masala – 1/2 Spoon.
  • Cashew-nut paste – 3 Spoons.
  • Sugar – 1 pinch.
  • Salt – to taste.
  • Coriander leaves – for Garnishing.

To Grind:

  1. Soak 3 tomatoes in boiling water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove tomato skin and grind well in mixer.

Steps to cook Channa Gravy:

  1. Soak Channa in water for 10 hours (overnight). Wash Channa, and put it in cooker then add some water, pinch of salt and cook it for 4 whistles.
  2. Heat the pan and then add oil, cinnamon, cardamom and onion fry till the colour changes brown.
  3. Now add ginger garlic paste fry till the raw smell disappear then add green chili, curry leaves.
  4. Next add chilli powder, kashmiri chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala and fry for few seconds.
  5. Add the grinded tomato paste, pinch of sugar and boil for 5 minutes in a medium heat.
  6. Add boiled channa mix well and add salt then close the pan with lid.
  7. After 5 t0 8 minutes add cashew nut paste and cook for 5 minutes till the raw smell disappear.(Check the salt and spicy of the channa gravy)
  8. Finally garnish with coriander leaves, few onions and serve hot.


  1. This Channa gravy is good as a nutritious side dish with chapatti, dosa and poori. Channa is one of the nutritious foods.
  2. chickpea masala, is a popular dish in Indian and Pakistani cuisine.
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