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Dhania Chole Masala Recipe- Hara Dhania Channa Masala

Dhania Chole Masala- A cilantro flavored chickpeas curry that goes well with naan, poori, pulao and chapati.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time8 hrs 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Anusha Praveen


  • Chickpeas channa 1 cup
  • Fresh green coriander 200 g stalks removed and chopped finely
  • Green chilies 2
  • Onions 2 chopped finely
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Ghee 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Black salt 1 tsp
  • Ginger 1 teaspoon julienne
  • Green chili 1 sliced thinly.
  • Garam masala ½ tsp
  • Aamchur powder 1 tsp
  • To roast and grind
  • Cloves 2
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick ½" piece
  • Black cardamom pods from 1 cardamom


  • Soak channa for 8 hours in enough water.
  • Once soaked, drain water, add 2.5 to 3 cups of water along with salt and pressure cook for 4 whistles until soft and cooked.
  • Once done, remove, drain and half the water from the channa and set aside.
  • Heat a pan and dry roast the whole spices on low flame till aromatic.
  • Let cool and grind to a smooth powder.
  • Combine coriander leaves and green chilies with ¼ c water and grind to a smooth paste in a blender.
  • Heat pan with ghee.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 30 secs.
  • Add chopped onions next and fry till pink.
  • Now, add the fresh ground masala along with all other spice powders except aamchur powder.
  • Mix and cook on low flame for 30 secs.
  • Add ground coriander paste and mix well
  • Cook for 2 to 3 mins on medium flame.
  • Add the cooked channa along with salt next.
  • Mix well and simmer for 5 mins on medium flame.
  • Once done, sprinkle aamchur powder on top and let sit for 5 mins .
  • Serve hot garnished with ginger julienne and green chilies.

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