Chana Masala Powder Recipe | Homemade Chole Masala Powder

What is Chana Masala Powder?

Chana Masala Powder is a mix of spice that introduces flavours to chana masala/chole recipes. This particular chana masala powder is a “one man army”…this spice is enough to spice up your chana masala. Chana masala is a weekly thing at my home. And this Chana Masala Powder is a monthly thing. Every month I prepare a stock of this chana masala powder and make my life easy. The chana masala powder has a longer shelf life but I feel flavors diminish with time and chana masala is a serious affair, I can’t take any chances ;).

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

There are different spices and different combinations used to make chana masala powder. This one has a nice balance of flavours. The ingredients required are pretty simple and minimalist.

How to make Chana Masala Powder

1. Grind 4 bay leaves, 8 black cardamoms, 2-inch cinnamon stick and 2 tsp black peppercorns and 16-20 cloves.


2. Add 6 tsp red chilli powder, 4 tsp coriander powder, 2 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp dry mango powder, 4 tbsp pomegranate seeds.


3. Add 3-4 tbsp chana masala powder to prepare chana masala for 4 persons (approximately when you use 1 cup chickpeas). Do not add any other spices except salt. You can adjust the quantity as per your taste.


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