Chole Masale /Chana Masala

Chole Masale/ Chana Masala

Have you seen the movie 'Chef'? I don't watch much movies now days but the title of this one excited me! When Saif asks in it, do you know where you get the best Chole Bhature in the world? I literally imagine myself making it every morning...but the lazy me always forgets to soak the chickpeas. And oh boy! There is nothing like satisfying your cravings.😋 Alhamdulilah!

Everyone here, especially Pops was all praises.. He is a big time non veg fan.. And him taking a second serving assures that it's a win - win! 😍

I loveee the combination of Chole Bhature. Nothing shouts North Indian Breakkie like Piping hot puffy Bhature and Chole Masale.. The flavors reminds of Indian Street food😍 Also commonly served in restaurants on North West India. The sweetness from the tomato, the sour from the raw Mango powder and the roasted and ground raw spices is what brings out the flavors!

My version is an easy, no hassle recipe. Some finely chopped onions, tomato puree, gg paste, ground spices and cooked chick Peas and done! 

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup White Chickpeas soaked overnight 
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 
  • 1 medium Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste 
  • 2 Green Chillies, slit
  • 2 medium Tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 tbsp Roasted and Ground Spices (for ingredients check under Raw Spices) 
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli powder 
  • 1/4 Turmeric powder
  • Amchur powder / Raw Mango powder (optional) 

Raw Spices:

  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Shahi Jeera
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Clove
  • 1 Small Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 tsp Whole Black Pepper
  • 2 Dry Red Chilli

Instructions :

  1. Wash the overnight soaked white chick Peas and cook them for 6 whistles in pressure cooker with some water (around 2 cups) and salt as required. 
  2. In a kadai, pour some oil and ghee, add in the ginger garlic paste and Sautee. 
  3. Now add in your finely chopped onion, and sauté until translucent and light golden. 
  4. Now add in the roasted and ground spices and  Turmeric, chilli powder and Amchur. Sauté for a minute. 
  5. Now add in your tomato puree, and mix well. Finally add your cooked chick Peas along with the chickpea broth. 
  6. Cook covered for around 10 minutes and uncovered if required, to evaporate excess water in the gravy. 
  7. Check seasoning, if required add a dash of sugar to balance the flavors. 
  8. Finally garnish with some chopped Coriander leaves. 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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