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Multi-cooker Chana masala curry

Delicious and simple chana masala curry made with chickpeas, spices and tomatoes. Flavorful yet simple recipe goes well with bowl of rice or any flat bread. This video also explain how to make cooked chickpeas without soaking.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: #chana masala, #curry
Servings: 4
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Swathi (Ambujom Saraswathy)


  • Zavor Lux LCD Multi-Cooker


  • How to cook Chana/ Chickpeas
  • ½ cup dried chickpeas
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • For Chana masala curry
  • 1 ¼ cup cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 green chili
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika Kashmiri chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional if you want heat add this
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 to mato chopped
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 11/2 cup + 1 cup water
  • Cilantro leaves for garnishing.


  • How to cook Chickpeas/Chana
  • Pressure cook washed chickpeas along with water in High for about 26 minutes. About 1 ¼ cup cooked chickpeas will yield this recipe. Drain and use
  • Chana masala curry
  • First heat oil by switching on Brown function then press custom to add time. Then add olive oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, when mustard seeds start popping add green chili and then ½ cup chopped onion.
  • When you add the onion add salt to speed up the process. To this add ginger- garlic paste and cook for minute. Then add spices, cumin, coriander powder, turmeric powder, sweet paprika, Cayenne if using . Mix well again then add tomato and mix again. To this add cooked chickpeas and add 1 cup water. Pressure cook for about 9 minutes. Once pressure is released add garam masala and cilantro leaves and enjoy.



If you want you can  make a double batch of  chickpeas and freeze it for later use. 


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 5mg
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