Green Chickpea Curry

Green Chickpea Curry (Hara Chana Masala)

Delicious and hearty Green Chickpea Curry- Hara Chana Masala that you can make in minutes and packed with flavor! Vegan, healthy and this tasty green chickpea curry is perfect for lunch or dinner. 

AuthorPalak SakiCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

Green Chickpea Curry

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Ingredients:-

 500 g (approx. 3 cups) Fresh Green Chickpeas
 4 cups Water
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tbsp Canola Oil/ cooking oil
  tsp Cumin Seeds
 1 Green Chili
 1 Bay Leaf
 ¼ Cinnamon Stick
 1 tsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
 5 Cashews
 2 Chopped Onions (medium size)
 1 cup Chopped tomato (if using canned, drain the tomatoes)
 ½ cup Tomato Puree (optional)
 ¼ tsp Turmeric
 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
 1 tsp Coriander Powder
 ½ tsp Chana Masala/ Curry Powder
 ½ cup Coconut Milk/ Fresh Cream (Optional)
 Pinch of Brown Sugar/ regular sugar if needed
 Pinch of Dried Fenugreek Leaves (kasuri methi)
 Some fresh Coriander/Cilantro.
 ½ Fresh Lemon Juice

Directions:-

1

Boil green chickpea into the water along with ¼ tsp of salt for about 10 minutes or until it gets soft.

2

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and saute until slightly brown.

3

Add ginger, garlic, green chili, cashews, onions & cook them for 2-3 mins.

4

Add chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes start breaking down. Switch off the flame and set aside to cool.

5

Once cool enough to handle then blend the mixture to a smooth paste.

6

In the same pan or kadhai, heat oil then add bay leaf and cinnamon stick, saute for a second.

7

Now add all the spices red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric. Make sure to keep the flame low otherwise spices get burnt.

8

Now add blend paste and tomato puree along with chana masala/ curry powder, salt, dried fenugreek and bring this to a boil.

9

Once the curry comes to a boil, add coconut milk and mix well, cook for a minute then add green chickpea, cook further for 15 minutes.

10

Garnish with some coriander, lemon, onions & serve hot.

Recipe Note:-

1 Adjust the curry powder to your personal liking. The curry powder I used was not mild because I like spicy food, you can use as per your taste, make sure to check before adding too much, so your curry doesn’t get too spicy.

2 I used fresh ingredients for this dish, so instead of canned diced tomatoes, I used fresh diced tomatoes. Tomato puree is store bought. 

3 It’s easy to get the seasonings from your local Indian supermarket or spice store.

4 Serve this curry with brown rice for a healthier version or with plain white rice, Indian bread, naan.

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Green Chickpea Curry
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Ingredients

 500 g (approx. 3 cups) Fresh Green Chickpeas
 4 cups Water
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tbsp Canola Oil/ cooking oil
  tsp Cumin Seeds
 1 Green Chili
 1 Bay Leaf
 ¼ Cinnamon Stick
 1 tsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
 5 Cashews
 2 Chopped Onions (medium size)
 1 cup Chopped tomato (if using canned, drain the tomatoes)
 ½ cup Tomato Puree (optional)
 ¼ tsp Turmeric
 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
 1 tsp Coriander Powder
 ½ tsp Chana Masala/ Curry Powder
 ½ cup Coconut Milk/ Fresh Cream (Optional)
 Pinch of Brown Sugar/ regular sugar if needed
 Pinch of Dried Fenugreek Leaves (kasuri methi)
 Some fresh Coriander/Cilantro.
 ½ Fresh Lemon Juice

Directions

1

Boil green chickpea into the water along with ¼ tsp of salt for about 10 minutes or until it gets soft.

2

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and saute until slightly brown.

3

Add ginger, garlic, green chili, cashews, onions & cook them for 2-3 mins.

4

Add chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes start breaking down. Switch off the flame and set aside to cool.

5

Once cool enough to handle then blend the mixture to a smooth paste.

6

In the same pan or kadhai, heat oil then add bay leaf and cinnamon stick, saute for a second.

7

Now add all the spices red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric. Make sure to keep the flame low otherwise spices get burnt.

8

Now add blend paste and tomato puree along with chana masala/ curry powder, salt, dried fenugreek and bring this to a boil.

9

Once the curry comes to a boil, add coconut milk and mix well, cook for a minute then add green chickpea, cook further for 15 minutes.

10

Garnish with some coriander, lemon, onions & serve hot.

Green Chickpea Curry (Hara Chana Masala)

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