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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Chole Masala / Punjabi Chole / Chickpea Curry


This punjabi recipe is one of the favorite traditional dishes in North India. It is a popular dish in the streets of Delhi. You could have it with bhatura, poori, chappati and kulchas. It even tastes good with rice.


Ingredients for Chole Masala :

1 1/2 cup Chana, soaked in water overnight
4 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 Bay Leaves
2 Med Onion finely chopped
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
3 Tomatoes Finely chopped
1 tbsp Chana Masala
1 tsp Red Chilli powder

To Prepare Chana Masala :

1. Heat up oil, add cumin seeds, Bay Leaves, onions and cook until onion gets golden brown in colour.
2. Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 mts.
3. Add chana masala and cook for 2 mts.
4. Add tomatoes, red chilli powder, mix, cover and cook for 5 mts.
5. Add soaked chana, mix, add salt, water, cover and pressure cook until 8 to 9 whistles.
6. Chole masala is ready serve it with bhatura, poori, chappati and kulchas. It even tastes good with rice.

Tips / Notes:

·        U can pressure cook channa before adding to masala. but I prefer this method for fast process. 
·        U can prepare Channa masala or use which ever brand u like. In this recipe i used MDH Channa Masala.

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