If you intend to cook chana masala at home then you need white chickpeas, tea powder or tealeaves, chopped ripe red tomatoes, finely chopped onion, ginger garlic paste, finely chopped green chili, red chili powder, turmeric powder, ghee or oil, coriander leaves, salt to taste and a packet of Shan Chana Masala. The stepwise recipe to prepare Punjabi chana masala or chole masala is written on the back of the packet. Following these steps sequentially will allow you to cook chana masala within minutes.
Remember, Shan Chana Masala is a specially prepared spice masala mix that can be used to prepare either chickpea curry or chana choley chaat. The only thing is a lot of time is required to boil the chickpeas until they reach the right consistency and become soft enough to eat. The spices that are blended in the Shan Chana Masala are Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate (E500), Sugar, Cumin, Black Pepper, Sodium Acid, Pyrophosphate E450(a), Red Chili, Clove, Brown Cardamom, Cinnamon, Green Cardamom, Garlic, Mace, Nutmeg, Ginger.