Chole (Chickpea) Masala

Trying to be more regular at Blogging, So I will put up the Recipes of Curries and Masala, I make at my Apartment here in Bangkok. I made Chole this week, so here is  the recipe.

Chole Masala



Soak Chickpea in water overnight. If this step is done, it will help you cook Chickpea quickly.

Ingredients :

  • For Boiling:
    • 250gm Soaked Chickpea
    • 1 tsp Baking Soda
    • 1 Tea Bag
    • Water
    • 1 Chopped Potato ( Optional)
  • Masala Mix
    • 1 tbs Chola Masala or Garam Masala
    • 1 tbs Cumin Powder
    • 1 tbs Coriander Powder
    • 1 tbs Red Chili Powder ( Or use Green Chili for Thadka)
    • 1 tbs Turmeric Powder
    • 1 tbs Ginger Garlic Paste
    • 3 Spoons of Ghee (Pasteurized Butter)
  • For Thadka
    • 2 Chopped Onions
    • Tomato Puree
    • 1 Cup of Plain Yogurt
    • Oil
    • Water ( Optional)

Preparation : 

  • Step 1:
    • Boil the Soaked Chickpea (Chole) with Baking Soda and Tea Bag.
    • Baking Soda would help Chickpea Soak more water and Cook thoroughly.
    • Tea Bag would give Brownish Color and help neutralize Baking Soda.
    • Can add One Chopped Potato if you like.
  • Step 2:
    • Mix all the ingredients of Masala – Chola Masala/Garam Masala, Cumin, Coriander, Chili and Turmeric Powder, Ginger Garlic Paste
    • Add the mix to Boiled Chickpea (Chole)
    • Mix them all well.
    • Heat Ghee and add to the mix.
  • Step 3:
    • Head Oil and Onion, Head them till it is brown.
    • Once Onion is brown, Add Tomato Puree and Yogurt to the mix.
    • Cook them well.
    • Add Chickpea (Chole) Mix to this.
    • Cook it for 10 minutes.
    • Can Add Water if you want to make it like Curry. (This is optional)

Bon Appetit

Jagdeep Singh Virdi






Author: Jagdeep Singh Virdi

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