Spicy No-onion No-garlic Brown Chickpeas/ Kala Chana Masala

Spicy No-onion No-garlic Brown Chickpeas / Kala Chana Masala

As popularly known as kala chana these brown chickpeas are a healthy food. They are high source of protein and fiber and hence good for weight-loss. This recipe is very popular in North India and normally made in Navratri Vrat. This is an easy recipe and does not contain any onion & garlic but tastes equally great.This is a low carb recipe.

Spicy No-onion No-garlic Brown Chickpeas Sauteed

Easy recipe prepared by boiling the soaked chickpeas and sauted in tomato & spices.
Course Main Dish, Sabzi & Curry, Weightloss Recipe
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword Easy Less than 30 minutes Recipe, Healthy Snacks, Indian Curry, Low-carb Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author daintykitchen


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 200 gms Brown Chickpeas
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped


  • Soak the brown chickpeas or kala chana over night. Then pressure cook for 6 - 8 whistles as it take long to get cooked.
  • Heat a pan and add oil. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add chopped tomatoes and saute till they are soft.
  • Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix well. Add boiled chickpeas. Add 1/4 - 1/2 cup water and simmer for 5 minutes till it soaks the flavors of spices.
  • Season with salt. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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