Kala chana masala/ black chickpeas gravy

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 cup black chickpeas soaked overnight in water

3-4 medium size Onions

1 medium size tomato

2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste

1 cinnamon stick

1 black cardamom pod

1 bay leave

3-4 peppercorns coarsely ground

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon red chili powder

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt to taste

2-3 tablespoon Oil


  • Heat Oil in a pan and add bay leave, cinnamon stick, cardamom and cumin.
  • Now add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2-3 mins and add tomato.
  • Once everything becomes a nice paste and oil starts showing up on the mixture.
  • Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt and give it a nice mix.
  • Add soaked black chickpeas and mix again. Finally add some water to make a gravy and cook for another 10-15 mins.
  • Serve with rice, chapattis, roti or paratha.




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