Chole Masala (Spicy Chickpea Curry)

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Chole masala is a popular punjabi dish. It is a chickpea dish cooked in spicy onion-tomato gravy. Chole masala is very popular in our house. It is mainly eaten with batura’s, pooris or rice. Chole bature is the most sorted dish in india.

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Chole Masala

Serve 3-4

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup chickpea, soaked overnight and boiled until soft

1-2 onion, chopped

4 tomatoes,chopped

1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste

2 tablespoon chole masala

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder

2 green chilli chopped

1 bayleaf

2 green cardamon

1 black cardamon

2-3 cloves

1/2 inch cinnamon stick

salt to taste

Method

Heat oil in a pan,add bayleaf, green & black cardamon, cloves, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds.

Saute for 1 min, add chopped onion,cook till until light brown. Add ginger-garlic paste.

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Now add chopped tomatoes and green chillies,cook for few minutes until oil separates.

Reduce heat and add chole masala, turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix and cook well for 1 min.

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Add 2-3 cups of water and chickpeas. Boil it and then simmer for 15-20 mins.

If you want thicker consistency, cook it on a medium heat.

Serve hot with batura’s, poori or rice.

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