Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chana Masala (Chhole masala)

Chhole Masala is an authentic north Indian dish which is actually chickpea simmered in a rich tomato based curry with aroma of authentic Indian spices. The recipe is very simple yet it taste delicious.

Chana Masala


Chickpea (Kabuli chana)250 gms (soaked overnight)
Onion 1 (paste)
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Cumin seed 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Tomatoes puree 1/2 cup.
Red Chilli pwder 1 tspo
Garam masala 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves.


1. In a pressure cooker. Add soaked chana,1 cup of water and salt and pressure cook it for about 20 minute in low flame. Now drain of the water and keep the chana aside.

2. In a large pan heat oil. Add cumin seeds.Now add onion paste and saute them til become golden yellow. Now add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder and saute for about 5 minutes. Fry the masala until the oil get separated from it.
3. Add tomatoes puree and saute again. Now add boiled chana, salt and sugar and mix it thoroughly. Add garam masala, cover it and let it cook for another 5 minute in low flame.
4. Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves and chopped onion.

5. Serve hot with Naan or Roti.


Kankana said...

My fav with some poori or Bhatura !! and coffee .. yummm

Santanu De said...

Welcome back Chef! Grr8 to see a new recepie after a long hiatus. Keep going!

Indian Khana said...

Looks yum..on of my fav....I have posted my version both gravy n dry in my blog too :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! Delicious bowl of channa masala, perfect with roti's. I just love your imartis also, looks very tempting.

Harika baratam said...

Chole is lovely combo for chapathi loved your version lovely blog. Thank u for u r lovely comments and am u r new follower.

KrithisKitchen said...

All time fav with roti... Long time since I had it though..


Panchpakwan said...

Chana masala looks so delicious..

Vikis Kitchen said...

Chole masala looks so tempting dear. I can have it any time with or without poori:)

Pushpa said...

Chole masala is looking fabulous...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This is a regular at my home. have it with puris. Looks delicious
Hamaree Rasoi

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Love that bowl, looks absolutely tempting.

Sunanda said...

Friends Thx a lot for liking this recipe...

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awesome looking and mouth watering Channa Masala

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