Hara Chana Masala/Hara Chole Masala/Green Chick Peas Masala

This curry is prepared using chick pea and spinach in a spicy green paste..It is healthy and easy to make.This curry goes well with roti or chappathi.

chana Green Masala (1)


  1. Kabuli chana/chick peas – 1 cup
  2. Onion (chopped) – 1
  3. Spinach leaves (chopped) – 1 cup
  4. Ginger – 1” piece
  5. Garlic – 6
  6. Green chilly -3
  7. Cumin seeds (jeerakam) –1/2 tsp
  8. Peppercorns- 1/4 tsp
  9. Curd – 1 cup
  10. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  11. Coriander leaves(finely chopped) – 1 cup
  12. Mint (pudina) leaves (chopped) – 1/4 cup
  13. Ghee –1tsp
  14. Oil –2tsp
  15. salt

chana Green Masala (2)


  1. soak chick peas in water for 5-6 hours.Pressure cook with little salt and keep aside.
  2. For green masala,Grind together green chilly ginger,garlic,coriander leaves, mint leaves with curd.
  3. Heat oil and ghee . Add cumin seeds, pepper corns and once it starts to splutter and nice aroma comes,add chopped onions to it and fry till onions turn golden brown in color.
  4. Add chopped spinach to it and saute well.
  5. Add boiled chick peas to it and stir  well for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add garam masala powder to it  and mix well.
  7. Finally add the green masala paste to it.
  8. Cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with roti or chappathi.


Recipe Source:Vanitha Magazine



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1 Response

  1. Veena says:

    lovely combination of spices and greens.. Will try soon

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