Easy Bhuna Chana Masala – Chickpea Curry

Typing up a long overdue recipe this evening, as my laptop keyboard continues to torment me. I posted the following picture of my ritual Desi breakfast on a Saturday morning a few weeks ago on my instagram – usually I use Friday night’s leftovers and serve them with a paratha or poori but on this particular Saturday I didn’t have any. And so this curry was born.Easy Bhuna Chana Masala - Chickpea Curry Incredibly low effort, easy and awfully satisfying, this recipe is so so so darn good served alongside a crispy, flaky paratha and a cup of masala-dar chai (Indian tea) – yum!Easy Bhuna Chana Masala - Chickpea CurryEasy Bhuna Chana Masala - Chickpea Curry

The chickpeas, which are simmered on low heat for 30-40 minutes, literally melt in your mouth and paired with a  slightly soft yolk tastes divine! For an extra creamy touch, add a dollop of double cream after you’ve finished cooking and have turned the heat off.

Enjoy, with love x

Easy Bhuna Chana Masala - Chickpea Curry
Easy Bhuna Chana Masala - Chickpea Curry
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Easy Bhuna Chana Masala - Chickpea Curry
Easy Bhuna Chana Masala - Chickpea Curry
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  • 1 cup/tin chickpeas
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 2.5 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric
  • 0.75 tsp coriander powder
  • 0.5 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 0.5 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 0.5 cup oil
  • 2 boiled eggs optional
  1. Add all the ingredients except the boiled eggs into a pan with a splash of water. Cover and turn the heat to low for 30-40 minutes
    Easy Bhuna Chana Masala - Chickpea Curry
  2. Uncover the pan and if there is moisture in the pot (there probably will be) then turn the heat to high and begin to dry out the curry, stirring at all times (bhoon it) until the curry is dry
  3. Garnish with sliced boiled eggs and serve with chapatti, rice or paratha.
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2 thoughts on “Easy Bhuna Chana Masala – Chickpea Curry

  1. I just bought your book off of Amazon and I love it! Easy to read with so much helpful information!! Do you by any chance have a youtube channel that we can actually see how these recipes are cooked? Sometimes I need a visual!!

    1. Thank you Aminah – I’m so happy you liked the book! I don’t have a YouTube channel but I do try to include as many pictures as I can in my blog recipes to help as I know how helpful visuals can be! Who knows, maybe I’ll come up with a channel in the future too 😉

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