Chole Masala | Restaurant Chole Masala | Homemade Chole Masala powder | Easy Chana Masala recipe

Prep time
10 min
Cooking time
30 min
Cousine / Course
Indian-veg
Servings
4-5

Ingredients

  • चणे/ काबुली चना / Chickpea – 1 cup
  • चहा पत्ती/ चाई पत्ती/ Tea Powder – 3 tsp
  • मोटी इलायची / Black Cardamom – 1 
  • दालचीनी / Cinnamon – 1 inch
  • मीठ /  नमक / Salt – to taste 
  • धने / धनिया / Coriander seeds – 2 tsp 
  • जीरे / जीरा / Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • बडीशेप/ सौंफ / Fennel seeds – 1tsp
  • मेथी दाना/ Fenugreek – 1/4 tsp
  • मीरे / काली िमर्च / Black peppers – 1/4 tsp
  • लाल िमर्च / Spicy red dry chili – 3-4
  • लाल िमर्च / Non spicy(for color) chili – 3-4
  • गरम मसाला / Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • डाळिंब पावडर / अनार दाना / Pomegranate Powder – 1 tsp
  • आमचूर / Aamchoor powder – 1 tsp
  • काळ मीठ / काला नमक / Black Salt -1/2 tsp
  • हींग / Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • हळद / Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • तेल / Oil – 3 tbsp
  • तमालपत्र / तेज़पत्ता / Bayleaf – 2
  • कांदा / प्याज / Onion -2 (paste)
  • अद्रक लसुन पेस्ट / अदरक लेहसुन पेस्ट / Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • टमाटर / Tomato – 4 (puree)
  • कोथंबीर / Coriander leaves

Cooking

  1. First wash chickpea and rinse, soak overnight
  2. After soaking drain chickpea
  3. Create a tea powder pouch with muslin cloth
  4. Now add soaked chickpea to pressure cooker, add water, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, tea pouch to the pressure cooker
  5. Add 3-4 cups water, pressure cook for 5-6 whistles
  6. Let the pressure cooker cool down, then remove and discard tea pouch, separate chole and stock for later use.
  7. Heat a pan on med heat, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek, black peppers saute till light golden, remove and let it cool down
  8. Now roast spicy and non spicy red dry chilis till crisp, remove and let it cool down
  9. Grind roasted seeds, roasted chilies, Garam Masala, pomegranate powder, Aamchoor powder, black salt, asafetida, turmeric together to fine powder
  10. Take pot, heat on medium, add oil
  11. Add bayleaf, saute for 30 sec
  12. Add onion paste, saute till onion is cooked
  13. Add ginger, garlic paste, saute till it cooks
  14. Add tomato puree, mix well, cover and cook gor 3-4 min
  15. Add boiled and cooked chickpea, chole to the masala, mix well
  16. Add chole stock mix well
  17. Adjust salt to taste, mix well
  18. Simmer for additional 4-5 min
  19. Garnish with coriander, mix well!
  20. Yummy Cholle Masala is ready!

Tips

  1. Soaking at leat 6-7 hours is necessary
  2. Cooking with tea powder gives nice dark color to chole and baking soda gives softness
  3. Homemade chole masala give unique taste much better than store bought masala

How to serve

  1. Serve hot
  2. Serve with Bhature, roti, rice, chapti

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