Chana masala North Indian style recipe - Chana masala is a side dish for rotis, parathas and rice. White chickpea or kabuli chana and tomato are the main ingredients of this dish. However, you can adjust the other ingredients according to your taste. This is a simple and easy dish to prepare with instant chana masala powder. Chana masala powder is available in all Indian grocery stores. I have used MDH chana masala and it is very aromatic. Once you pressure cook the chanas, your half the work is done. In the place of kabuli chana, brown chickpea can also be used.