Chole Masala/Kabuli Chana Masala

Chole Masala is very popular dish in India. It is also known as white chana or chickpease. Cooked Kabuli chana called it as a chole. It tastes very good. chana is a good source of high proteins and nutrition. Chole chana masala is good with chapati, naan,roti and puri,bread also. Especially in north india Chole Bhature is a very famous dish.

Chole Masala
Chole Masala


  • 250gm Kabuli Chana
  • 3 Onion
  • 2 Tomato
  • 2 Green chilli
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ½ cup of coriander leaf  (finally chopped for garnish)
  • 2 Bayleves
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 2 tsp chole masala powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 glass water
  • ½ Coriander powder
  • 1.5 tsp Salt


  1. First Kabuli chana in a bowl and wash properly and soak overnight or 8 hrs.
  2. Then add 1 glass of water and ½ tps of salt  in soak chana and cook in a pressure cooker with 5 whistles. Now you can see Kabuli chana cooked properly and ready for recipe.
  3. Chop the 3 onions and 2 Tomatoes medium size.
  4. Let’s make masala for chole.Turn on the flame and put it on the pan then add to it  ½ tsp of oil and add to all cutted onion and tomatoes also add to it finely chopped ginger and 10 garlic cloves, 2 green chillies and frying to light brown then turn off the flame . When it’s completely cool then grind it into the mixer.
  5. After that, turn on the flame, add 1 ½ tsp of oil in the pan when oil gets hot then add ½ tsp cumin seeds and 2 bayleves in the pan.
  6. Then add prepared chole masala then stir it for 5 minutes. Then add ½ tsp of Turmeric powder, ½ tsp of coriander powder, 2 tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala and 2 tsp of chole masala and mix it properly for 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. After that add cooked chole ,here now no need to add extra water because cooked chole already has water. Then add 1 tsp of salt and mix it properly.
  8. Then cover the pan and cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Then turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaf.
  9. Tasty chole masala is ready.
  10. It will be sufficient for 4 to 5 people.

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