Indian Chole masala – is a lip-smacking gravy which goes well with jeera rice or roti. 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 the chanas. We had a sumptuous meal along with bread, kokum curry and rice.
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.
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.
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.
How to make indian chole masala :
- 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.
2. 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.
3. Now grind them in a processor until powder is formed. Take another heavy bottomed sauce pan add ghee. Keep the fire on low heat.
4. Add chopped onion along with ginger paste.
5. Saute onion for 2 mins more. Add hing and salt. Stir all well.
6. Add green chilies and saute for 30 secs.
7. Saute tomatoes for another 2 mins. Add sugar as well.
8. It’s time to combine spiced powder. Scrape all powder from all sides and stir well.
9. Add little broth Or water else spice might stick at the bottom.
10. Let this cook for a while until it starts bubbling.
Now add boiled chickpeas and mix well.
11. Put chat masala, amchur powder and salt for seasoning.
12. 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.
13. Your Indian Chole Masala is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot on a platter with bhatura, puris Or chapatis.
You could also check chole bhature, aloo corn tikki, ragda patties, paneer takatak, chole curry and pindi chana.
Indian Chole Masala recipe details below:
- 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 (asafoetida)
- 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
- Firstly soak choles overnight with enough wtaer. 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 mentioned for spiced powder.
- 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.
- Now grind them into a processor until powder is formed. Take another heavy bottomed sauce pan add ghee. Keep the fire on low heat.
- Add chopped onion along with ginger paste.
- Saute onion for 2 mins more. Add hing and salt. Stir all well.
- Add green chilies and saute for 30 secs.
- Saute tomatoes for another 2 mins. Add sugar as well.
- It's time to combine spiced powder. Scrape all powder from all sides and stir well.
- Add little broth Or water else spice might stick at the bottom.
- Let this cook for a while until it starts bubbling.
- Now add boiled chickpeas and mix well.
- Put chat masala, amchur powder, fennel seed powder and salt for seasoning.
- 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.
- Your Indian Chole Masala is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot on a platter with bhatura, puris Or chapatis.
2. I have used rocksalt instead of salt.
3. You can also add melon seeds into spiced powder.
5. If you need gravy Or consistency than when your Indian Chole Masala is ready. 6. Pour 1 cup yogurt and mix all. Your Dahi Chole is ready 🙂
Tara Nair says
The ingredients used are awesome. I am definitely trying it right-away. Thank you for sharing your expertise here Maria 🙂
You are welcome Tara do share your views once you make them 🙂
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.
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?
Pallavi Shetty says
I tried dis out yesterday and my husband just loved it.thanks Maria for such amazing recipes 🙂
Thanks Pallavi for trying I am glad your hubby loved them 🙂
Pallavi Shetty says
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.
Thanks Pallavi do lemme know how were they? and yes the Mumbai street food rocks 🙂
Spicie Foodie 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.
Thanks for participating in September’s YBR 🙂 Sorry I’m so late in getting here.
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 🙂
Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen says
Maria, I don’t often get a craving for chickpeas, but your wonderful photos have me drooling. I am book marking this to make for my next Indian meal.
Thanks do try them once may be you will start getting cravings for chickpeas 🙂