Chana curry (Chick peas curry)

Chana” means chickpeas in Nepali. It is one of the easiest, healthiest and tastiest recipes that I loved to make occasionally. It goes well with rice or roti.


  • 500gm cooked chickpeas can
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Large tomato diced (I used 250 gm diced from a can)
  • 1 table spoon of garlic and ginger paste
  • A few bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • ½ cup of chicken stock (use water if you don’t have stock)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander to garnish


  • In a wok, heat the oil; add turmeric powder and bay leaves.

Aloo dum (2)

  • Add the sliced onions and fry for 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring regularly.

Aloo dum (3)

  • Add all the other spices, garlic ginger paste and fry some more.
  • Once onion is cooked, pour diced tomato and let it cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

chu la (1)

  • Mix well and add the chickpeas and fry for few minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock and Bring to a boil then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until most of the stock dries out.

chana (1)

  • Garnish the chick peas with fresh coriander.

chana (2)

  • Delicious curry is ready and it can be served with rice or roti.
  • Enjoy!!!

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian


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8 responses to “Chana curry (Chick peas curry)

  1. I was always fairly thin, but found out that I could retain too much water while pregnant if I ate too much salt. I was surprised (this was almost 30 years ago) when I found out teriyaki sauce and soy sauce has so much sodium. I like this curry recipe since it has only what salt you choose and the spices you have are very good for you. You may as you get farther along, need to worry about baby pushing into your tummy, then I had to cut spicy food or would get acid reflux! (I never took any medicines except one tylenol for headache or tums for my stomach. I tried to nibble on mint or spearmint and drank green tea.

  2. Oh wow..i made chickpeas curry too and jusr posted..your chickpea curry looks so delish😍😍..i guess, great mind think alike 😊😊

  3. Have you had any morning sickness yet? I loved spicy foods until I was pregnant, then it was green tea and mild flavors… Hugs for you, hubby and little one, too!

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