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Punjabi chole masala or chana masala recipe with step by step photos:-Chana Masala as the name suggests is Chana / Chickpea in a spicy and tangy Masala. There are a lot of ways to make Chana masala. I am sharing here my very basic homestyle chana masala recipe which ends in dark brown color.The recipe i am sharing today is chole masala.Chole bhature is an absolutely decadent treat that is a must-try if you visit Delhi. It is one of Delhi’s many Punjabi specialties(as told by my neighbor aunty).This recipe comes under ” one of the classics from North-India”.

As i have told you in my Rajma Masala post,there are two types of the cooking version you can use in making rajmas or chole.

I am going to share this recipe using One-pot cooking method. What I Love about one pot cooking is the blending of the flavors.This is very easy recipe so beginners can easily make.My previous chole masala post was bit dry recipe but this curry goes best with rice.chole-masala-recipe

I love this chana masala with jeera rice. Kabuli Chana needs 5 to 6 hours to be properly soaked. after soaking it will just take 20 min to be cooked.If you are beginner then I highly recommend you to please check my soaking and sprouting guide and for the experienced readers do have a look and feel free to share your suggestions.

I used regular gravy ingredients with a touch of Everest Chole masala.I also add Onion in the gravy but you can completely avoid.

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Punjabi Chana Masala
Prep Time
7 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
7 hr 50 mins
 

one of the classic recipe from north-india - chana masala

Course: curry, Main Course
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Priya Jo
Ingredients
  • 1 cup kabuli chana / white chickpeas soaked
  • 1 cup water approx
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion chopped OR diced
  • 1 medium tomato diced OR chopped
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chilies
  • 5 nos garlic cloves
  • fresh coriander for garnishing
  • 1/2 tsp Everest chole masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice optional
Instructions
  1. Boil soaked chickpeas/kabuli chana first.keep it aside.

  2. Crush onion,tomato,garlic,chili and ginger to a smooth paste.

  3. Heat oil in pressure cooker.

  4. Add cumins. when they crackle add asafoetida.

  5. Add crushed paste.saute it .

  6. Add turmeric powder.

  7. Cook paste until it reduces oil.

  8. Add salt,corianderpowder,chole masala and red chili powder. Mix them well.

  9. Add boiled Kabuli chana and mix them well.

  10. Add water and bring to boil for 3 min.

  11. Cover with lid and cook it for 15 min on medium flame.

  12. Check chickpeas well.

  13. Add Lemon juice and coriander leaves.

  14. Serve hot with paratha or roti, Rice.

Recipe Notes
  • You can avoid lemon juice.
  • You can use other chana masala as well Or you can completely avoid chana masala.
  • Kindly check chickpeas after 15 min. Sometimes it require more time to cook.

How to make Punjabi Chana Masala step by step photos:-

    1. Boil soaked chickpeas/kabuli chana first.keep it aside.
    2. Crush tomato,garlic,chili and ginger to a smooth paste.chole-masala-recipe
    3. Heat oil .Add cumins. when they crackle add asafoetida.chole-masala-recipe
    4. Add onion. I have also add some chopped capsicum but it  is completely optional.Saute for a while and then add tomato paste. mix them and saute it .chole-masala-recipe
    5. Add turmeric powder.chole-masala-recipe
    6. Cook paste until it reduces oil.chole-masala-recipe
    7. Add salt,coriander powder, chole masala and red chili powder. Mix them well.chole-masala-recipe
    8. Add boiled Kabuli chana and mix them well.
    9. Add water and bring to boil for 3 min.chole-masala-recipe
    10. Cover with lid and cook it 5 min on medium flame.
    11. Check chickpeas well.
    12. Add Lemon juice and coriander leaves.chole-masala-recipe
    13. Serve hot with paratha or roti, Rice.

Note:

  • You can avoid lemon juice.
  • You can use other chana masala as well Or you can completely avoid chana masala.
  • Kindly check chickpeas after 15 min. Sometimes it require more time to cook.

 

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