Rasawala kala chana nu shaak | kala chana curry recipe | Gujarati kala chana recipe

Rasawala kala chana nu shaak is a popular Gujarati curry recipe. a healthy curry recipe prepared mainly with black chickpeas or also known as desi chickpeas. It is mildly sweet tangy and spicy gravy based curry recipe. It is simple to prepare and can be served with Gujarati kadhi and roti. It is loved by all kinds of age groups. So with a few basic ingredients try out Gujarati rasawala kala chana nu shaak.

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Recipe card for kala chana curry

Nehas Cook Book
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course curry
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


To pressure cook chana

  • 1 cup black chana
  • 3 cup water
  • Salt to taste

For masala paste

  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1.5 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder

For tomato-onion gravy

  • 2 medium size onions
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 2 medium size tomatoes

For kala chana masala

  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ inch cinnamon
  • Pinch of hing
  • 1 tbsp gramflour
  • Masala paste
  • Tomato onion gravy
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 green chilli slits
  • Boiled chana with water
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tbsp jaggery

For tadka

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder


  • In a pressure cooker, add soaked chana, water, and salt. Close lid and cook chana on a medium flame for 5-6 whistle.
  • Now in a mixing bowl, add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder, and cumin powder. Add some water and make the masala paste.
  • In a mixture jar, add onion, garlic, ginger, and tomatoes. Grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Now heat oil in a pan, add cumin seed, dry red chilli, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon, and a pinch of hing. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then add gram flour and roast till it slightly changes its color.
  • Add masala paste and roast till it oil separates from it. then add onion-tomato gravy and cover and cook till oil release from the sides of gravy.
  • Add salt and green chilli slit. Mix well.
  • Then add boiled chana with water and mix well.
  • Cover and cook 4-5 minute till the gravy thickens.
  • Add garam masala, tamarind paste, and jaggery. Mix well.
  • Now heat ghee in a pan and add red chilli powder. Mix well and add tadka on rasawala chana masala. mix well.
  • Serve rasawala chana nu shaak with Gujarati kadhi and rice.


  • masala paste gives dhaba style color and flavor to chana shaak
  • dry spices gives nice aromatic flavor to chana.
  • roasted besan gives thickness to chana shaak.
  • ghee tadka add more flavor and taste of chana shaak.

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  1. This recipe looks very yummy… But there is no gram flour in the ingredients given. Can you tell me the quantity for the gram flour??


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