Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Chole Masala | Chana Masala | Spicy Chickpeas

Chole masala a favourite delicacy for every Indian. Though its taste varies from state to state means there are so many variety Punjabi Chole, Rajasthani Chole etc etc. A spicy treat goes very well with Bhature or Poori.
This recipe is little spicy and tangy in taste. Try my recipe and find a new taste.

If you ask about nutrition Chickpeas are a good source of zinc , folate & protien, Chickpeas are low in fat too. Chickpeas also provide dietary phosphorus which is higher than the amount found in a 100-gram serving of whole milk. For kids it is a best practice to give one bowl of boiled chickpeas everyday. Source- Wiki.

So now check out the recipe of chole masala.

Chole Masala | Chana Masala | Spicy Chickpeas

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Recipe by Nabanita Das
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 20 mins

  • 2 cups Chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 inch Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 Black cardamoms
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds / methi seeds
  • 2 tbsp Dried Fenugreek leaves/kasoori methi
  • 2 Green chilis
  • 1 tsp Dried Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 4 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • Chat Masala to taste
  • 1 medium size Onion
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Ginger paste
  • 2 Red chili
  • 4 tbsp White Oil
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 medium size Tomato chopped
Cooking Directions
  1. Soak chickpeas over night.
  2. Boil chick peas with salt and little turmeric powder in pressure cooker.
  3. Roast and powder the dry spices like cinnamon stick, cumin seeds,coriander seeds, black cardamoms,cloves,fenugreek leaves, fenugreek seeds, red chilis.
  4. Heat oil & ghee in a pan.
  5. Add bay leaf.
  6. Next add chopped onion, garlic paste & ginger paste and green chili saute until fried well.
  7. Add chopped tomato, Dried spice powder,dried mango powder,red chili powder and garam masala and fry until oil separates.
  8. Add boiled chickpeas and little warm water.
  9. Sprinkle salt to taste & let it bring to boil.
  10. Now add chopped coriander leaves and cover with a lid.
  11. Sprinkle little chat masala and lemon juice before serving.
  12. Serve with bhature or poori.
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Asiya Omar said...

Nice click, my favourite..

Home Cooked food said...

perfect with bhature.

Vimitha Durai said...

Love it with batura. yum
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Unknown said...

love these with batura or puri :) looks super delicious dear :) tempting me !!

Unknown said...

Looks Yum


Chitz said...

Yummy chole masala :)

Nava K said...

I was looking out for such a recipe for the weekend and I didn't have to look for. Here it comes, prepared with lovely flavors and the touch, good with Indian flavors.

Priya Suresh said...

An excellent pair for pooris or chappathis,my all time favourite channa masala.

cookbookjaleela said...

nice side dish

cookbookjaleela said...

nice side dish

Unknown said...

looks yummm...
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