Chole/ Chana Masala

Who doesn't know about Chole? I haven't seen any Indian restaurant which doesn't serve Chole. This is the most common dish available in almost every Indian restaurant.
Today I am posting my version of Chole.

Here is the recipe

2 cups of chick peas
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped
1tsp ginger garlic paste
4 green chilies slit length wise ( adjust as per your spice level)
Chana masala powder 3 tbsp ( Adjust spices)
1tsp of lemon juice
Coriander for garnish
pinch of turmeric powder
1tsp red chili powder (if you like to have spicy)
whole garam masala (3 cardamom ,1/4 inch cinnamon, 2 cloves,1 bay leaf)
1 tbsp oil
1 tea bag


Soak chick peas overnight and pressure cook them(I do add one tea bag while cooking chick peas to get nice color). In a pan add oil once oil is hot add whole garam masala. Once whole masala turns golden color add onions and salt. Once onions turn into golden color add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw flavor goes. Now add chopped tomatoes, green chilies,chana masala powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and cook till all the tomatoes are cooked into a fine paste. Now add boiled chick peas and mash few chick peas using potato masher for thick gravy. Adjust spices. Cook for 6 to 8 mts till chick peas observe the spices. Add lemon juice and remove it from heat.

Garnish with coriander and serve with Poori or Bhatura or Roti.


  1. Very addicitivie poori and channa masala,yumm!

  2. What lovely picture, the most attracting of all stuff on the plate are the puris! :oD
    Golden, fluffy, crispy and soft all at the same time, they look absolutely divine. I liked the chana garnish too, a tangy twist :o)

  3. very tempting pics! no one can get bored with this combination!