Chole Masala Recipe | Punjabi Chole Recipe

Chole Masala

Cook Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4 people
Category: Dal

Ingredients Quantity
Chickpeas / Kabuli Chana ¾ cup
Onion Paste ½ cup
Tomato Paste ½ cup
Water 1 ½ cup
Dip Tea Bag 1
Salt ¼ + ½ tsp
Garam Masala ¼ tsp
Oil 5 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Rai ¼ tsp
Cumin Seeds /Jeera ¼ tsp
Asafetida / Hing ¼ tsp
Ginger Paste 1 tsp
Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder / Lal Mirchi ½ + ¼ tsp
Turmeric Powder / Haldi ¼ + ¼ tsp
Chana Masala 1 + ¼ tsp
Tamarind Chutney / Imli 3 tsp


# Cooking Chana Masala | Step by Step
1 In a small mixing bowl, take ¾ cup of Chana (Chickpeas), to that add 1 ½ cup of Water and soak overnight.
2 Then in a pressure cooker, add the soaked Chana along with Water, 1 Dip Tea bag, ¼ tsp of Salt, ¼ tsp of Garam Masala and cook on low flame until 3 to 4 whistles.
3 After the whistles, remove the Tea bag and keep aside.
4 In a heating pan add 5 tablespoon of Oil and allow to heat.
5 Then add ¼ tsp of Mustard seeds, ¼ tsp of Cumin Seeds, ¼ tsp of Hing, ½ cup of Onion paste and sauté for few min or until color changes.
6 Then add 1 tsp of Ginger paste and 1 tsp of Garlic paste and mix well.
7 Then add ½ tsp of Red Chilli Powder, ¼ tsp of Haldi Powder, 1 tsp of Chana (Chole) Masala and mix well.
8 Add ½ cup of Tomato paste and stir until Oil separates from the mixture.
9 Then add boiled Chana and keep the boiled Water aside.
10 At this stage, again add ¼ tsp of Chana Masala, ¼ tsp of Red Chilli Powder, ¼ tsp of Haldi Powder, ½ tsp of Salt, 3 tsp of Tamarind paste (Chutney) and mix well.
11 Add 1 cup of boiled Water and cover with the lid and cook on low flame for 7 to 8 Mins.
12 Serve with Bhatura, Chapati, or Jeera Rice.

As we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. Any recipe can be easily understood even with just a single image. Along with the steps above, you can also follow the pictorial representation given below. These are the major 9 steps while cooking Chana Masala and will help you to see whether your dish is coming as exactly or closer to the recipe given. Follow these well and enjoy your cooking. Happy Cooking!

Useful Tips
– Dip tea bag can also be made at home also by taking Tea in one small bag and seal it.
– Chana (Chole) Masala can replace Garam Masala or Kitchen King Masala
– Adding spices before gives it a good color to Chana Masala.

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