Hara chana masala – Green chickpeas curry

by ila on October 11, 2012. Updated July 7, 2013


Best part of blogging, secret recipes are not secret anymore. How?

This weekend Ami again demonstrated his cooking skills and also shared one secrete  ingredient. Well he left with no choice because I was standing in kitchen whole time holding camera in my hand. Oh I love blogging…



We never used dried green chickpeas before. Back in India, we always used to buy fresh Chana from farmer market. We actually consider ourselves very lucky that we at least found dried one here in Malaysia. Friends here is our recipe…

Hara chana masala – Green chickpeas curry

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 hours

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 10 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 3-4

Hara chana masala – Green chickpeas curry


  • 250 gm chickpeas( dried one need to soak in water overnight)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 Medium size tomato
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon garam masala( Spice powder)
  • 2-3 Dried red chilies
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • Salt as per taste


  1. Chopped tomatoes,garlic and onions (not required if you have bigger mixture jar, because finally you need to grid all:))
  2. Grid mixture well in your mixer or grinder
  3. Add bay leaves, cumin seeds and red chilies
  4. Add onion ,garlic and tomatoes paste and cook till mixture leaves oil, then add garam masala powder
  5. Add chickpeas ( hara chana)
  6. Mix it well, now its time to add secret ingredient Milk, trust me it gives a difference taste then normal curry we make, which is simply amazing.
  7. Simmer it for 10-15  minutes

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  • StitchinHippie

    So excited to try this! In the third picture it looks like you are sautéing the spices in something…are you using ghee or oil? And how much? Thanks so much for the recipe!

    • http://www.mywaytocook.com/ ila (MyWayToCook)

      Hi, I used 2 tbs oil. Sorry I missed it out in ingredients list. Thanks

  • Fauzia

    Hi ila, thank you for the recipe. I just tried it and it has come out well. I liked the way you have posted with pictures which makes the readers life easier in understanding the recipe. I have a doubt… In the ingedients I can see coriander and turmeric powder, but could not understand at which stage to add it. What would you suggest? Thanks again :)

    • http://www.mywaytocook.com ila

      Dear Fauzia,

      I am really sorry for reverting you late, I normally add masala when curry looks cooked, then again simmer it for 5-7 minutes on law flame. Please let me know if this helps.

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