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Kala chana curry in instant pot

Instant Pot Kala Chana - Punjabi Kala Chana Recipe

Instant pot kala chana recipe. Kala chana or brown chickpeas cooked in delicious onion and tomato gravy Is Punjabi style Indian curry. Vegan and gluten-free
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Course: curry
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine, punjabi
Keyword: chana, Chickpeas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Soaking time: 6 hours
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 250 g chickpeas 1cup
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 100 grams onion paste ¼th cup
  • 150 grams tomato fresh
  • 50 g tomato puree pack
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 Tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 bay leaves
  • .5 tsp Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 Tsp coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 10 leaves Cilantro/coriander garnish
  • 2 green chilli
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder (optional)


  • Wash kala chana and soak for 6-7 hours or overnight. Discard the water and drain it.
  • Start the instant pot in sauté mode.
  • Add oil and heat. Add ginger garlic paste, chopped green chilli and cook for a minute while stirring it.
  • After one minute add onion paste. Sauté for 3-4 minutes on medium level (adjust the heat from + or _ indicator on panel. and Now add bay leaf.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder. Mix and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add fresh tomato puree and packed tomato puree to the Instant pot. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add kala chana and 2 cups of water to the instant pot.
  • Cover the instant pot with lid and bring the valve to the sealing position.
  • Change the instant pot setting to pressure cooking mode on high pressure and pressure cook it for 20 minutes.
  • After the instant pot mode finishes you will hear a beep. You can either quick release the steam or allow the pressure to escape naturally.
  • After that open the instant pot garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves. Your instant pot Kala Chana curry is ready to be serve.



Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg