Zero Oil Chana Masala

Healthy food can be delicious too!! O yes I prepared these zero oil chana masala without compromising on the taste. It turned out to be really delicious. All my family members just love it and it is prepared quite often now.

Zero Oil Chole


  • 250 gms boiled chickpea
  • 1 tsp tea leaves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp carom seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 – 5 green cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 – 5 dried red chillies
  • 2 tsp dried pomegranate seeds
  • A pinch asafoetida
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chana masala
  • 3 – 4 chopped green chillies
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste


  • Boil Chickpea with tea leaves, soda, salt (Pressure cooker) .
  • Then stir fry the following ingredients:
  • Coriander, cumin seeds, black peppers, fennel seeds, carom seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, red chillies and pomegranate seeds. To this, add a pinch of asafoetida.Grind the masala to a fine powder.
  • Take some chickpeas (around ½ bowl) and grind them to fine paste.
  • Add rest of the boiled peas to a pan, add water until they are soaked (start to cook on slow flame); Add ginger garlic paste. Then add the chana masala + the grinded masala powder + the pea’s paste .Add some chopped chillies to this. Cook for a total of 20 to 25 minutes. Finally add the tamarind paste and mix well before you serve.




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