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

Rasawala kala chana nu shaak is a popular gujarti curry recipe. a healthy curry recipe prepared mainly with black chickpeas or also known as desi chickpeas. It is a 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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Rasawala kala chana nu shaak | kala chana curry recipe | Gujarati kala chana recipe

Author Nehas Cook Book
3.50 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


To pressure cook chana

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

For masla 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
  • 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 the lid and cook chana on a medium flame for 5-6 whistles.
  • 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 salt and green chilli slit. Mix well.
  • Add masala paste and roast till it oil separates from it. then add onion-tomato gravy and cover and cook till oil is released from the sides of the gravy.
  • Then add boiled chana with water and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 4-5 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 give a 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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