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How to make Chole Chana (Chick Peas) Masala…

Tangy, Spicy Chole Chana Masala is a delicious indian curry.14813562_10210835343550494_2049199807_n

It is simple and easy to make curry.  Enjoy this yummy curry with Rice, Bread, Roti, Puri or Chapati.

Sharing my simple recipe with you all….

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Whole Spices – 2 Bay Leafs, 1 Cinnamon Stick, 4 Cloves, 4 Black Pepper corns
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 2 Onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup Chole Chana (Chick Peas)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 to 3 tsp Chole Masala
  • 3 Tomatoes Paste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1 tsp Amchur powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander for Garnish


  1. Wash chole chana  2 to 3 times properly with tap water
  2. Add some salt and soak for overnight or 8 to 10 hours in enough water.12626195_10208431649059634_317634783_n
  3. Rinse again with fresh water.
  4. In a pressure cooker add chole chana. Add enough water and some salt. Heat cooker on medium flame.
  5. After 7 to 8 whistles, switch off the flame and let it cool down.12626048_10208431650699675_13936259_n
  6. In a mixer grinder add 1/4 th cup cooked chole and make a smooth paste. Keep aside.12647885_10208468625784029_1782484348_n.jpg
  7. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  8. Add bay leafs, cinnamon stick, cloves, black pepper corns, pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds. 12647988_10208431649659649_1851040705_n
  9. Add chopped onions and saute till it become golden brown.12620380_10208431650299665_1519062105_o
  10. Add ginger garlic paste and saute it.12596641_10208431650059659_121584131_o
  11. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chole masala and salt to taste and mix well.12596114_10208431657939856_526680664_n
  12. Add grinded tomatoes and saute masala till it separates from the oil.2016-05-05 18.15.472016-05-05 18.15.16
  13. Add boiled chole chana and coat well with mixture.2016-05-05 18.14.48
  14. Add 1 cup hot water. Keep lid and simmer on slow flame.
  15. Add chole paste and mix well.
  16. Add kasuri methi and amchur powder . Adjust water and spices as per your curry’s thickness. mix well.
  17. Switch off the flame and sprinkle garam masala.  2016-05-05 18.17.24
  18. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot..14741844_10210835343790500_2019014789_n

Spicy chole is ready to serve with puri, chapati, phulka, naan, or white rice.14805446_10210835343990505_1194908339_n


Enjoy yummy Chole delicious!!!

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