Methi Chana Masala

A delicious and healthy chickpea curry cooked with fenugreek leaves and Indian spices.

Chana Masala is a very famous curry in all over India. It is also a all time favourite dish in my home too. But this time I had a bunch of fenugreek leaves in my fridge and was about to get spoiled. So I thought to add them in chana masala gravy. Seriously, it added a extra unique taste and flavor to chana masala. Try this recipe of Methi chana masala and give a make over to traditional chana masala recipe.

 YIELD –2 persons


Black Chickpeas - 1 cup
Fenugreek leaves - 1 cup finely chopped
Onion - 1 big finely chopped
Tomato - 2 big finely chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Salt as per taste
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
chili powder - 1 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam malsala - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Hing a pinch


  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight and cook them with salt until soft.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan add cumin seeds and hing.
  3. Add onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute well.
  4. Add tomato and methi leaves. cook them for 5 minutes untill all the water absorbed.
  5. now add all the spices, i.e. salt, chili powder,  coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Finally add cooked chickpeas and cook it again for 7-8 minutes.
  7. Just before serving add lemon juice. 
  8. Methi chana masala ready to serve. Serve with roti, naan, paratha or rice.

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Love the addition of fresh methi leaves.. Am sure it must make the traditional channa masala more delicious and flavorful.

Indeed healthy and flavorful !

Indeed healthy and flavorful !

nice combo.. Sure it is very tasty

Healthy masala, love this combo!!!
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Shobha said...

Chana looks delicious with methi added to it..

Flavorful channa curry. Looks yum

Priya said...

Love to have my channa this way,wat a healthy touch.

Priya R said...

Unique recipe :) look so good dear

Awesome dish dear...looks very appetising...

Rekha said...

looks so flavorful and healthy..

Delicious healthy curry...

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What a coincidence, i too made this yesterday. I know how good this tastes. the aroma of methi with channa is great. looks delicious

divya said...

Yum Yum ....healthy n delicious

Anu said...

Healthy and wonderful combo

Priti S said...

One of my fav combo ...looks yum

Lovely addition of methi, sounds wonderful!

wow.. flavorful channa.. nice idea to add methi :)


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