Spicy Channa Masala / Spicy Chole

READY IN: 50mins




  • Chop the onions, green chillies and tomato.
  • Soak the chick peas in water for 6 hrs or overnight, rinse it and cook it with salt and the tea bags.
  • If using canned chickpeas, drain the liquid, rinse it, add 1 cup of water and 2 teabags and cook it in low heat till the chick peas gets the tea flavor and colour.
  • Roast and grind the first seven spices.
  • Combine the above ground spices with coriander powder, mango / amchur powder and chilli powder.
  • Add 1 tbs of oil in a pan and stir in the combined spices and cook in low heat for few minutes. Remove from stove and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry the onions and green chillies till the onion turnes soft golden brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for few minutes, add the tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes are soft.
  • Take 3 tbs of the cooked channa and the cooked onion mixture and grind it to a fine paste.
  • Combine the cooked channa, the ground spices, ground channa and onion mix and the fried onion and green chilli, If the channa masala is dry, add 1/2 cup of water.
  • Cover the pan and reduce the heat and let it simmer till the oil separates and the raw smell no longer remains.
  • Transfer the chole to a serving bowl and garnish with onion, coriander leaves and lemon wedges. Enjoy it with baturas and poories.