Chole masala/Chana masala

Chana masala, also known as channay or chole masala or chole or chholay, is a popular dish from the Indian subcontinent and notable in Indian food and Pakistani cuisine.
Tastes best when served with bhature ,jeera rice, naan or paratha



  1. Chickpea/safed chole-1cup /soaked overnight and drained
  2. Tea bags -2
  3. Salt as per taste
  4. Baking soda -1/4 tsp

Boil Chickpea

  1. In a pressure cooker add water a little above the chickepea level or around 3-4 cups and to it add baking soda,salt and tea bags(for giving them the black colour )
  2. Pressure cook until completely cooked or uptill 2-3vessels.
  3. Drain the water and discard tea bags and set aside

Chana Masala/Chole Ingredients

  1. Boiled chickpea
  2. Onion -1/blended
  3. Tomato -2/puree
  4. Cumin seeds roasted-2 Tsp
  5. Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
  6. Red chilly powder-2tsp
  7. Coriander powder-3tsp
  8. Chana masala-2-3tsp  or pomegranate seeds/powder-2tsp
  9. Green chilly :2-3
  10. Boiled potato -2
  11. Chopped corianderleaves 
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Oil-2tbspn


  1. Heat oil in a wok and add cumin seeds and then add onion paste and saute for a while
  2. As it turns golden brown add Ginger garlic paste and then add tomato puree
  3. Add all the dry spices and green chillies and mix nicely until oil oozes out of mixture
  4. Add boiled chickpea and potato and mix until combined well
  5. Add a little water only if needed and cover and cook for fewminutes
  6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with bhature,paratha or jeera rice.