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Chole Masala


Chole Masala is prepard with chickpeas. A wonderful chickpeas gravy prepared with a wide variety of spices . Best served with puris or rotis or naans.

Ingredients 1

Dry roast the below ingredients

1 tbsp corriander seeds

1 tsp peppercorn

1tsp fennel

1/4 tsp ajwain/ caraway seeds

1tsp cumin seeds

1 bay leaf

1 black cardamom

2 green cardamom

1/2 inch cinnamon

grind to a dry powder along with 1 tbsp kasuri methi.

Ingredients 2

Stir fry till lightly browned 2 medium size onion

sliced .

1tbsp ginger garlic paste

1 green chilli

grind all this to a paste

Ingredients 3

Take 360 gms tomatoes

and puree. Approximately 4 tomatoes.

Ingredients 4

1tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp amchur powder /dry mango powder

1tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tsp nutmeg powder.

1tsp jaggery powder

Ingredients 5

300 gms chickpeas soaked overnight . Then pressure cook on high for one whistle them low for 20 mins. adding a bit of salt .

reserve the water for cooking process.

1 tbsp kasuri methi

1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves


Heat up 2 tbsp ghee

Add the ingredients 2 ( onion paste mixture) and stir fry for a minute.

Then add the tomato puree ( Ingredients 3) along with some reserved chickpea water. Allow to cook for 2 minutes on medium flame.

Then add the spices of ingredients 1 and ingredients 4. Mix well..

Add some more chickpea water.

Allow it to cook for 2 minutes.

Add the cooked chickpeas , jaggery powder and salt to taste.

Cook for 2 minutes. Lastly add 1 tbsp kasuri methi and 1/4 cup coriander leaves finely chopped.

Serve with Puris

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