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chole masala

Jun 5th, 2006 | By | Category: All Recipes, Curries & Gravies, Veg - Recipes
poori with chole masala
Chole Masala – (Kabuli chana masala curry)

India boasts of innumerable varieties of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. punjabi rasoi has mouth watering dishes served with Indian breads like roti, parathas and poori. This is a traditional dish that shows the flavours of punjab, India. I love to eat punjabi foods. Though all the dishes I tried out are very good, I keep coming back to chole again and again. This is simple and easy to prepare.


Chole (Kabuli chana) – 1 cup.

onions – 2 (chopped length wise)

tomatoes – 2 (chopped)

chillie powder – 1 tb sp

turmeric powder – 1 t sp

chana masala – 2 t sps (any Indian brand would do)

amchur powder – 1/2 t sp (any Indian brand would do)

salt to taste

water – 1 cup

oil – 1 tb sp


1. Soak chana for 5 hours and pressure cook with 2 cups of water till 5 whistles come out.

2. drain water from cooked chana and set aside.

3. Take 2 tb sps of boiled chana, chopped tomato. Grind to smooth paste and set aside.

4. heat 1 tb sp of oil in a pan, add onions and fry for 4 minutes till soft.

5. add remaining chana, turmeric powder, chillie powder, salt, chana masala, amchur powder and fry for 2 minutes in low flame. cover the lid for 3 mts in low flame.

6. remove the lid, add the ground tomato-chana paste/puree, and 1 cup of water. Bring it to boil and lower the flame. cover the pan with a lid and allow to cook till the gravy turns thick.

7. garnish with coriander and serve hot with poori or chapathi.

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