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Monday, May 16, 2011

Chole Masala | Chick Peas Curry

Chick peas curry or chole masala makes a great combo with bhaturas.Each one has their own version of making this tempting masala.This is my version of preparing the protein rich chole masala.My family loves this a lot and so am sharing this with you,guys.Do try and hope you enjoy it!!!
(pics updated)

chick peas/chole/garbanzo beans/kabuli chana  3cups
onion 1 large sliced ,half moon                                        
tomato small 2   chopped
ginger garlic paste or crushed ginger & garlic 2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
kashmiri chilly powder 2 tsp                                             
coriander powder 2 tsp
garam masala 1 tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 1/4 tsp(optional)
cilantro chopped 3 tbsp
salt to taste
oil 3-4tsp


  • Soak the chick peas for about 5-6 hours in water or overnight.Pressure cook the chick peas for 3 whistles or until cooked ,adding turmeric and salt.
  • Heat oil in another skillet and saute ginger garlic paste and stir till the raw smell vanishes.Add onion until lightly browned,takes about 5-6 mins.Add the spice powders and tomatoes.Keep stirring until the tomatoes turn mushy.Saute on low flame and add the stock water left out in cooker.Bring this to boil and adjust salt.
  • Let the mixture thicken and then transfer this mixture to the cooker again with the cooked chick peas.Add the chopped cilantro.Pressure cook for 1 whistle
  • Wait till the pressure is released,tasty chole masala is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with bhaturas or rotis.

Servings ~5 adults

* If you make your own garam masala with pepper in it,then omit adding the extra pepper powder or else add.


Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

nice yummy channa...

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow tempting and delicious,looks so inviting.

Food Glorious Food! said... Best Blogger Tips

Chickpeas are wonderful! I would love this with some naan!

Raji said... Best Blogger Tips

Like this simple would taste great with rotis.

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious chana curry...great with chapathi...

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

simple and delicious curry..i can have with rice or chapathi..great combo with bhatura too :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said... Best Blogger Tips

U hv wonderful space here..Mouthwatering curry...drool worthy...visit my space as time permits...

Deepthi KR said... Best Blogger Tips

even i made this kind of one with medium spices...but this looks yummy.....
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Nitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Batura and chole curry is a yummy combination, am feeling hungry seeing this :)

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so beautiful.Mouthwatering curry.