Curried Garbanzo Beans (Chana Dal) Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Garbanzo beans4 Cup (64 tbs), cooked (2 Cups Dry)
 Cooking liquid1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Oil3 Tablespoon
 Cumin seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Onion1 Large
 Root ginger1⁄4 Inch
 Garlic1 Large, pressed
 Turmeric3⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
 Cumin1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
 Garam masala/1/4 teaspoon ground cloves3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
 Cardamom1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
 Coriander1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
 Black pepper1 Pinch, ground
 Cayenne pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Coriander leaves3 (For Garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 584 Calories from Fat 138

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.7%

Saturated Fat 1.9 g9.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 54.8 mg2.3%

Total Carbohydrates 88 g29.2%

Dietary Fiber 24.6 g98.3%

Sugars 16.5 g

Protein 27 g53.5%

Vitamin A 4.8% Vitamin C 16.8%

Calcium 17.4% Iron 52%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a 3-4 quart pot, roast the cumin seeds in the heated oil over a medium heat for one minute
2) In a food processor bowl with a metal blade, process the onion until finely chopped.
3) Stir into the pot and saute for about 3 minutes.
4) In the processor bowl, process the ginger until finely grated.
5) Stir the ginger and garlic into the pot, stir constantly and saute for a few seconds.
6) Stir in the turmeric, ground cumin, garam masala (or substitute) and cayenne and saute for 1 minute.
7) Stir in the garbanzo beans and cooking liquid, then cook covered for 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

8) Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately on individual serving plates.