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Chana Masala SPice Blend
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5 from 7 votes

Chana Masala Spice Blend

Warm spice blend to make the restaurant style chana masala at home. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Spice Blend
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 ounces
Calories: 134kcal



  • Lightly roast each spice (except amchur and turmeric powder) in a small pan until they are hot and fragrant, about a minute. Stir frequently and make sure not to burn by roasting too long. The goal is to make them a bit toasty so they are easy to grind.
  • Cool spices and then grind fine in a coffee or spice grinder. Add amchur powder and turmeric powder and mix well. Store in an airtight container away from direct sunlight.


  • If you do not have amchur powder, you can simply skip it and instead squeeze the fresh lemon juice into the chana masala once it is done cooking. 
  • Ground cumin can be used instead of whole cumin
  • This recipe makes 4 oz of chana masala spice blend


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 9.4mg
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