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Chole Masala Recipe | Lunch/Dinner Recipe | Recipe Under 40 Min

The Punjabi chole or Chana masala is one of the most popular recipes from north India. This is a curry-style gravy vegetable prepared with fresh onion, tomato and other Indian spices to make it a yummy dish for lunch or dinner. This is the easiest and quickest healthy recipe powered with fiber and proteins.

Preparation Time

10 hrs

Cook Time

40 Min

​Total Time

10 hrs 40 min

Best time to make

Lunch / Dinner

Ingredients -

​Dried Chole / Kabuli Chana / White chickpeas

​1 cup

​Onion ( finely chopped )

​1 cup

​Tomato ( Finely chopped )

​½ cup

Ginger garlic paste (2-3 garlic and ½ inch of ginger pc)

​1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder

​½ teaspoon

Curry Leaves ( Chopped )

​7 -8 Leaves

Mustard Seeds

1 teaspoon

​Cumin Seeds

​1 teaspoon

​Red Chili powder

1 teaspoon

​Green chilies

2-3 pcs

Oil / Ghee

​2-3 tablespoon

Chole Masala/ Garam Masala/ Sabji Masala

​2 teaspoons

Coriander leaves ( Finely Chopped )

2 tablespoon


​As per taste


​for Soaking and Cooking Chickpeas

Instructions :-

1. Rinse the Chickpeas in normal water 2-3 times and soak them overnight for up to 8-9 hrs. Add enough water for soaking so that they turn big in size.

2. Remove the soaked chickpeas from the bowl and put them into a pressure cooker with a sufficient amount of water in it for cooking.

3. Cook Chickpeas in a pressure cooker for 3-4 vessels. Chickpeas should be sufficiently cooked in the pressure cooker so that it becomes very soft and easy to eat.

4. Once the pressure cooker cools down, Take big size pan or Kadai and heat the oil/ghee in it.

5. Add cumin seeds, Mustard seeds and curry leaves to it and sauté them well.

6. Now add chopped ginger-garlic paste and green chilies and sauté the mixture well for 2-3 mins.