Instant Pot Chana Masala

This is a classic Indian dish. It is famous not only in India but all over Asia. It is a very heavy dish which makes you feel full. It works well even if you take it for lunch or dinner.

5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Chana Masala

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chana Masala, chickpeas, coconut milk
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 543 kcal


  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cans chickpeas rinsed
  • 3 tomatoes diced
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. Select sauté from the instant pot. 

  2. Add oil in it and let it heat for a while.

  3. Add garlic, onions and stir well. 

  4. Turn it off.

  5. Set the instant pot to “Manual” at high pressure for 15 minutes.

  6. Add all other spices and mix well. 

  7. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, coconut milk and stir it well. Lock the lid and close the steam valve, let it cook.

  8. After 15 minutes, release steam valve and open the lid. 

  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  10. Serve with naan or rice and enjoy.

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