Chana Masala or chole masala is one of my favorite delicious curry that comes handy to pair up with dinner roti recipes. This spicy, rich and creamy masala can be prepared with minimum ingredients at home. This flavorful chole masala is popular in all over India due to its tempting aroma and extremely satisfying taste. It makes a divine combo with roti, chapati, paratha, naan, etc. Check out this easy video recipe to prepare a hearty delicious Chana masala!
Chana or chole - 1 cup
Oil - 3 tbsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 2
Onions - 2
Mint leaves - handful
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Tomato - 3
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 4 to 5
Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
Coriander pwd - 2 tsp
Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
Chole Masala pwd - 1 tsp
Butter - 1 tsp
Dried fenugreek leaves - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - few drops
Fresh coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Wash & soak chole in water overnight or minimum 6 hours.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in frypan.
Add cumin seeds, wait to splutter.
Add green chilli and sliced onions.
Toss until transculent.
Add salt and mint leaves.
Saute for a minute.
Add ginger garlic paste and toss until the raw smell disappears.
Now add sliced tomatoes and cook.
Turn off flame and allow to cool.
Add to blender and grind to smooth paste.
In a pressure cooker, heat 2 tbsp of oil.
Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
Add the freshly ground masala paste (step11)
Stir the masala.
Add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, cumin pwd, coriander pwd, garam masala pwd and chole masala pwd.
Combine and cook for a minute.
Its time to add the soaked chole.
Add a tsp of butter and cover with lid.
Pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles or until the chole is cooked soft.
Once the pressure goes off, open the lid.
You can see the oil floats on top of masala and the chole is cooked tender in masala.
Add dried fenugreek leaves and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Squeeze few drops of lemon juice and mix.
Lipsmacking flavorful delicious chole masala is ready.
It pairs up excellent with chapati, roti, naan, paratha, parotta, fried rice, biryani, etc