Cook Indian Chole Masala

My mom asked me to make out of chole something and I made Indian Chole Masala. I took the opportunity and made my version of Indian Chole Masala. What is chole its called garbanzo beans Or chickpeas. In India its also called as chole Or kabuli chana. It turned out to be damn delicious and tasty. My father and mom loved them including my pet. My pet loves chole and chanas. We had a sumptuous meal along with bread, kokam curry and rice. Hmmm yum yum Indian Chole Masala I just loved it :)

Indian Chole Masala

What I have done is tried to come up with my own version as I love to mix fusion and flavor. Just similar to my blog ;)………… This is my second attempt to make choles first time I made Amritsari chole bhature which was also tasty and yummy. Guess I love to boast about myself its okay to do that sometimes right.

Indian Chole Masala

You could eat chole masala with bhatura, naan, roti, bread Or rice. A person like me an just eat or lick it… Chickpeas have lot of protiens. So its great to eat them on a weekly basis. In India chickpeas is eaten a lot whereas abroad chickpea flour is used to make breads.

Indian Chole Masala

I missed my sister a lot as she loves choles. Anyways I know I will make for her soon! Lets note down  the ingredients for the Indian Chole Masala.

Also I am sending the Indian Chole Masala as my best recipe of this month – Sep 11 to the YBR event hosted by spiciefoodie.com

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Firstly soak choles overnight with enough water. Next day pressure cook them until 5 whistles. Until choles are getting cooked we will prepare the spiced powder. Take a frying pan and keep on medium fire. Combine all ingredients from spice section right from 1 to 14.

Indian Chole Masala

Roast them on slow fire and keep stirring in between. Just roast them for 3 to 4 mins Or until slightly brown. Please don’t burn them. Wait until it cools down.

Indian Chole Masala

Now grind them into a processor until powder is formed. Take another heavy bottomed sauce pan add ghee. Keep the fire on low heat.

Indian Chole Masala

Add chopped onion along with ginger paste.

Indian Chole Masala

Saute onion for 2  mins more. Add hing and salt. Stir all well.

Indian Chole Masala

Add green chilies and saute for 30 secs.

Indian Chole Masala

Saute tomatoes for another 2 mins. Add sugar as well.

Indian Chole Masala

It’s time to combine spiced powder. Scrape all powder from all sides and stir well.

Indian Chole Masala

Add little broth Or water else spice might stick at the bottom.

Indian Chole Masala

Let this cook for a while until it starts bubbling.

Indian Chole Masala

Now add boiled chickpeas and mix well.

Indian Chole Masala

Put chat masala, amchur powder and salt for seasoning.

Indian Chole Masala

Lastly add crushed curry leaves Or torn curry leaves. Simmer for another 5 to 6 mins more. Keep stirring in between. Finally add 1/2 tbsp ghee on the top. Mix all nicely.

Indian Chole Masala

Your Indian Chole Masala is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot on a platter with bhatura, puris Or chapatis.

Indian Chole Masala

Tips for Indian Chole Masala:

  • You could also add lime juice if you wish to have more tanginess.
  • I have used rocksalt instead of salt.
  • You can also add melon seeds into spiced powder. I was out of stock hence didn’t  add them.
  • If you need gravy Or consistency than when your Indian Chole Masala is ready. Pour 1 cup yogurt and mix all. Your Dahi Chole is ready :)
Indian Chole Masala recipe details below:
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Maria@flavorsofmumbai.com:
Recipe type: meals. side starter
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) Or oil Or butter
  • 2 cups boiled chole
  • 1 bid sized onion chopped
  • 1 big sized tomato chopped
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of hing (asoefoetida)
  • 1 tbsp chat masala
  • 1 tbsp amchur powder (mango powder)
  • salt as per taste
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves
  • 1.5 inch ginger paste
  • 1.5 tbsp saunf powder (fennel seed powder)
  • For Spiced Powder-
  • 1.5 tbsp dhaniya seeds (coriander seep powder)
  • 2 to 3 red kashmiri chilies halved into 2
  • 4 to 5 cloves
  • 8 to 10 peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 8 to 10 cashewnuts
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 t/s methi (fenugreek seeds)
  • 2 bayleaves
  • 5 to 6 curryleaves
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 green cardamom
  • salt as per taste
Instructions
  1. Firstly soak choles overnight with enough wtaer. Next day pressure cook them until 5 whistles.
  2. Until choles are getting cooked we will prepare the spiced powder. Take a frying pan and keep on medium fire. Combine all ingredients mentioned for spiced powder.
  3. Roast them on slow fire and keep stirring in between. Just roast them for 3 to 4 mins Or until slightly brown. Please don't burn them. Wait until it cools down.
  4. Now grind them into a processor until powder is formed. Take another heavy bottomed sauce pan add ghee. Keep the fire on low heat.
  5. Add chopped onion along with ginger paste.
  6. Saute onion for 2 mins more. Add hing and salt. Stir all well.
  7. Add green chilies and saute for 30 secs.
  8. Saute tomatoes for another 2 mins. Add sugar as well.
  9. It's time to combine spiced powder. Scrape all powder from all sides and stir well.
  10. Add little broth Or water else spice might stick at the bottom.
  11. Let this cook for a while until it starts bubbling.
  12. Now add boiled chickpeas and mix well.
  13. Put chat masala, amchur powder, fennel seed powder and salt for seasoning.
  14. Lastly add crushed curry leaves Or torn curry leaves. Simmer for another 5 to 6 mins more. Keep stirring in between. Finally add ½ tbsp ghee on the top. Mix all nicely.
  15. Your Indian Chole Masala is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot on a platter with bhatura, puris Or chapatis.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 to 5 people


Comments

  1. Maya says

    Hi Maria,

    The chole masala looks so wonderful. I think you forgot to mention when the ginger and fennel seed powder was to be added. I saw those two mentioned in the ingredients but could not find it being mentioned in the making process. Can you please let me know when to add them to have a perfect and yummy chole masala? Thank you.

    • says

      Thanks Maya ginger paste is added with onion it’s mentioned in the post. Thanks for pointing pout fennel seed powder. Add them at the end with salt. Hope this helps you and keep me posted how it was?

  2. Pallavi Shetty says

    Hi Maria,
    Indian Chole masala looks really yummy and I am going to try dis out rite ASAP. I am from Mumbai too and love the chaat we get there.
    — Pallavi

  3. says

    Hi Maria, You know shame on me for never having tried this dish. I love all Indian dishes yet I haven’t even tried this one, I know I’d love it! Okay it’s settled I’m going to make it very soon. BTW your photos are yummy and pretty.

    P.S.
    Thanks for participating in September’s YBR :) Sorry I’m so late in getting here.

    • maria says

      Hey Nancy,

      You need not feel ashamed as there are many recipes which all of us haven’t tried before for sure ;) …..Thanks a ton I am glad you liked the pics …..You are welcome and tehre is no issue getting late you can come to my blog anytime :)

      Love,
      Maria

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