Chole Masala

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Bharti Agrawal

Type of Meal: Party, Lunch, Dinner; Type of Dish: Side Dishes, Gravies, Curries

Top Review by Abi Fae

This had a wonderful flavor! Some of the directions were a bit difficult, but I've cooked enough Indian food before to follow it. I don't have a pressure cooker, and I had to use canned chickpeas, but otherwise followed the recipe as is. I made this with a friend, and she added salt to hers, but I thought it was great as it was. We made the Bhatura to serve it on.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preparation of paste:.
  2. Grind onion, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg (jaifal), green chillies, mace (javitri), chopped ginger and black pepper in hand mixer (or in mixy). Grind it properly.
  3. Add oil in a heavy pan.
  4. Add cumin seeds and mixer from mixy jar into oil.
  5. Add turmeric powder, chili powder,salt and coriander powder.
  6. Mix it very well, and stir till oil separates.
  7. Method:.
  8. Add chole, bay leaf and tea pouch in pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles.
  9. Add chopped tomatoes in prepared paste ans cook until oil separates.
  10. Now add this paste into cooked chole.
  11. Close the pressure cooker again for 1 whistles.
  12. Sprinkle garam masala on top of it.
  13. Serve it hot with puri,roti or with bhatura.
  14. Note :- Before severing garnish it with coriander leaves.

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