Chickpea Curry Recipe – Easy Dinner Ideas

Chana- Chickpeas are really healthy, full of fiber, protein rich and taste so good in a masala curry. Chana Masala curry is easy to make and is a great dish to sere to your guests when they come over for dinner. Here’s how you can convert simple chickpeas into exotic curry.

Recipe Video in Hindi : Chana Masala Curry in Hindi


1 cup Chickpeas (Uncooked)
2 onion for onion paste, 1 onion for the masala
2 tomatoes
1 green chilli ( deseeded)
4-5 cloves of garlic and small piece of ginger
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp mango powder
1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
3-4 tbsp tomato paste
5-6 stalks of Cilantro
4-5 tbsp oil
1 black cardamom
1tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli powder


1. Soak chickpeas in water overnight or atleast an hour.
2. Discard the water and get your cooker ready.
3. Make onion paste with ginger, garlic and onions
4. Heat oil in the cooker
5. Fry cumin, coriander, cinnamon, bay leaf and black cardamom
6. Add green chill and onions. Mix in salt, turmeric and red chilli powder.
7. Mix in tomato puree ( by blending 2 tomatoes with 2 tbsp of water). Cook for 3-4 mins.
8.Add chick peas, amchur/ mango powder, tomato paste. Mix well.
9. Add water
10. Cover the lid and cook for 3-4 whistles ( if chick peas were presoaked), if unsoaked – longer
11. Once the cooker has cooled down, open the lid and garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve with Coconut Rice.

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe – Healthy Snack Ideas

Roasted chickpeas are not only healthy but they taste great as well. Easy to prepare, these chickpeas are perfect for munching on or as a homemade gift for your friends/family for the holidays.

Ingredients/ Method

1-2 cups boiled or canned chickpeas. I boil mine. I simply soak them in the water overnight and pressure cook them for 2-3 whistles.
Adjust the spices as per the quantity you are cooking. If you plan on storing these, roast the chickpeas first then add spices. If you plan on eating them right away or fairly soon, go with the way I am cooking them.
In a bowl- add 2 tbsp oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice. Stir- in chickpeas. Then add spices- 1 to 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 to 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder.
Spread evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook in a preheated oven at 425 F for 30-40 mins or until desired crispiness is achieved. Also try our Honey Cinnamon Roasted chickpeas recipe.

How to make hearty Chickpea Vegetables soup? Soup Recipes

Gluten free, Vegan, protein rich, fiber rich and flavourful..this soup will keep you full for hours. This healthy chickpea soup is a must try for all soup lovers.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup chickpeas soaked overnight
1 tsp Salt (more towards the end can be added to adjust per your taste and requirement)
1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Paprika
1 large chopped Onion
1 tbsp chopped Ginger
2-3 garlic cloves chopped
1 large Tomato or two small tomatoes
2-3 tbsp oil
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
1-2 cups of veggies
4-5 cups of water
Bunch of Cilantro leaves for garnish

– You can use canned chickpeas or if you are using fresh ones (like I am), Soak them in water overnight.
– Heat oil in a cooker. Fry cinnamon and bay leaf with ginger-garlic and onions. Mix well. Give them 2-3 mins.
– Add veggies.
– Add salt, cumin powder, paprika and turmeric. Fry veggies for 3-4 mins.
– Add tomatoes and let them become tender. Add half of cilantro leaves now..Add half as garnish towards the end.
– Mix and add chickpeas (discard the water they were soaking in). Add water.
– Close the lid and cook for 3-4 whistles. Longer if you didn’t presoak the ingredients.
– Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve warm.