Chole Recipe (How to make Punjabi Chole Masala) Chana Masala
Chole masala recipe or chana masala recipe - This is popular punjabi chole recipe made with white chickpeas, onion, tomato and spices
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
To dry roast and grind into powder :
- 2 Bay leaves
- 2 Black cardamom
- 4-5 Cloves
- ½ inch Cinnamon stick
- ½ teaspoon Black peppercorns
To grind into paste :
- 1 medium or 1 cup Onion roughly chopped
- 2 small or 1 cup Tomato roughly chopped
- 1 Green chili
- ½ inch Ginger chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic sliced
For chole masala recipe :
- 1 cup Dried white chickpeas (Chole or kabuli chana or safed chana)
- 2-3 tablespoons Oil
- ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
- Salt to taste
- 2 teaspoons Red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
- ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon Anardana powder (dried pomegranate seeds powder)
- 2 ¼ cups Water
- ½ teaspoon Amchur powder (dried mango powder)
- 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped
Wash and soak the chana in water for 8 hours of overnight. Then drain the soaking water.
To make fresh spice powder, dry roast all the whole spices in a small pan on medium low heat for 2 minutes.
Once cooled completely, make fine powder using spice grinder.
take onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and green chili into grinder jar and make smooth paste. Keep it aside.
Making chole recipe:
Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat and add cumin seeds.
Once they sizzle add prepared onion-tomato puree along with little salt and cook till it becomes thick paste and leaves the sides of the pan.
Add remaining salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, anardana powder and prepared spice powder. Mix well and cook till oil starts to ooze out.
Add soaked chickpeas and water, mix.
Cover the pressure cooker with lid. Put the weight on. Let it cook for 20-25 minutes on medium heat.
Once pressure releases naturally, open the lid.
Check the gravy consistency. If gravy is thin and watery, then let it simmer for few minutes. If it gravy is too thick. add some more water and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add amchur powder and mix.
Lastly garnish with chopped cilantro.
Serving: 359g | Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.3g | Protein: 14.4g | Fat: 13.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 860mg | Fiber: 14.1g | Sugar: 10.5g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 5.2mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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