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Kala Chana Tikki Recipe Details

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Cooking Rocking


  • 1 cup chickpeas/ black chana ( 1 cup = 240 ml )
  • 2 medium size chopped onion
  • 2 chopped green chili
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste ( 1tbsp = 14-15 gm )
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder ( 1 tsp = 4-5 gm )
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 ½  cup besan/ gram flour
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for toast


  • Instruction For Making Black Chickpea/Kala Chana Tikki
    • In a bowl take the 1cup black chickpea and add 1 ½ glass of water.
    • Soak overnight for 7-8hrs with water.
    • Pour 2 glass of water in a pressure cooker. Add soaked chickpeas with 1tsp salt. Allow the Pressure to cook for 7-8 whistles on a medium flame. 
    • Allow the cooker to remove steam automatically.
    • Completely drain the water from black chickpeas. Shift the chickpea in a bowl.
    • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, ginger garlic paste, chopped onion, chopped green chili, besan/gram flour, garam masala powder, 1tsp salt and ½ cup of water.
    • Mix all these ingredients with your hand perfectly by adding water. Do not smash the chickpeas.
    • Make the mixture thick not runny.
    • Take a hot nonstick pan and add 2tbsp oil.
    • Put a small amount of mixture on tawa with the help of a spoon, and give it a flat or round shape.
    • Toast on medium flame till it turns in to golden brown on both side of the base.
    • Your Kala chana Tikki is ready now.
    • Serve hot Kala chana Tikki with tomato sauce or green chutney.