Chana Masala Powder | How to make chana masala powder

What is Punjabi Chana Masala Powder?

It is a flavor-packed spice mix that can kick up any chana/chole recipe. It gives pungency and buzz to the dish. I love to use this masala when I am making some chana or chole recipe and don’t have the time/mood/energy to work too much on the recipe. I leave the job on Punjabi Chana Masala Powder. And it does its job pretty well.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Punjabi Chana Masala Recipe

This recipe for chole masala powder has a pretty long ingredients list. Although the spices used are not too rare. But it is a fairly long list. The only tricky part is that I have used most of the ingredients in their powder form. So you will need to work out there a little if you have them as wholes.

Another easy chole masala recipe is given here. It is comparatively simpler with a shorter list of ingredients.  You can use Punjabi Chana Masala Powder to make one pot Punjabi chana masala.


If powdered spices are not available, use 1-inch dry ginger instead of 1 tsp dry ginger powder, 4 tsp pomegranate seeds instead of 2 tsp pomegranate seeds powder, 1 tbsp dry fenugreek leaves instead of 1 tsp fenugreek leaves powder, 1-inch cinnamon instead of ¼ tsp cinnamon powder.

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Chana Masala Powder

1.Collect all the powder spices.

2.To mix them properly just pass through a grinder once.

3.Till all the spices are well combined

4.Use to make scrumptious chana masala recipes. Bon appétit.

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