Guru Food’s Chickpea Curry or Channa Masala:

Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans and channa in India. Chickpeas are a flavourful legume that is used widely in dishes across the world. Chickpeas have high fiber content, and they’re a source of protein, manganese and folate. Their nutty flavor, texture and shape hold up well in Indian Curries.

Chickpeas are found dried, frozen or canned. Canned chickpeas are readily available and easy to store. They provide a convenient way to quickly make a delicious main course or side dish.

Chickpea Curry (Channa Masala)
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6People 20Minutes 20Minutes


  • 1 jar Guru Food’s Indian Curry Sauce
  • 1 can 790 ml (28 oz) of chickpeas. About 3 cups
  • 3 teaspoons Cooking oil
  •  Fresh coriander. Separate leaves from stems. Chopped
  •  Salt and black pepper for taste if required
  • 1 teaspoons Combination of cumin, coriander, fennel, onion seedsOptional ingredients
  • 1 teaspoons Fresh ginger. Chopped Optional ingredients
  • 1 teaspoons Fresh garlic. Chopped Optional ingredients


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Boil in water for 5 minutes to remove extra preserving salt

  2. Bring empty pot to medium-high temperature for 1 minute

  3. Add the oil, and then sauté onions until translucent. 2 minutes

  4. Add optional dry ingredients and sauté for 1 minute

  5. If optional tomato is used, add and cook for 2 minutes. Stir

  6. Add Guru Food’s Indian Curry Sauce. Bring up to heat. Stir occasional for 1 minute

  7. Add chickpeas. Bring up to heat. Stir. Then turn down. Simmer for 6-8 minutes. Stirring occasionally

  8. Add fresh coriander stems during last minute

  9. Remove from heat. Add fresh coriander leaves. Garnish to taste

  10. Serve

Recipe Notes

Alternative ingredients and ideas:

  • Dried chickpeas. Rinse and boil as per directions to prepare
  • Frozen chickpeas. Rinse and bring to room temperature
  • 1 smaller can. 540 ml (19 oz) of chickpeas. If smaller can is used adjust recipe to taste
  • Black, kidney, or six bean blend make a delicious substitute

Serving suggestions:

  • Serve with simple bread, toast, naan or chapatti
  • Serve over fork broken warmed samosas
  • Serve on basmati rice
  • Serve smaller portion as a side dish, or as hot salad
  • Add or stir in spoon full of yogurt if too hot