Chole Masala Recipe | How to make Chana masala
Servings Prep Time
4people 8hours
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 8hours
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Part I:
Part II:
Instructions
  1. Soak beans overnight or for at least 7-8 hours.
  2. Grind cardamom and peppercorns to a coarse powder.
  3. Transfer the soaked beans in a pressure cooker. Add the ground masala powder + bay leaf + tea bag(if using)
  4. After the first whistle, lower the flame and cook for 7-8 minutes. Let the pressure release by itself. In the meantime, we can saute onions.
  5. Take a shallow pan. Heat oil. Splutter cumin seeds. Add chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste. Saute till onions are translucent. Add all the masala powders. Mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes
  6. Add chopped tomatoes. Mix well, cover and cook till tomatoes are mushy.
  7. Add the cooked chana without water. Mix well. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Now add the vegetable stock along with the masalas. And the chopped coriander leaves. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
  9. Turn off the flame and serve hot with Bhatura or puris.
Recipe Notes

The tea bag is used to get the authentic colour, but it’s totally optional.

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