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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chana Masala or chole Masala for poori and chapati

 Chana Masala or chole Masala is a  popular punjabi dish in Indian Cuisine. It is a best accompaniment with  poori, roti,batura, parotta, chapati and rice varities.It is made with chick peas and some spices. Chick peas  is rich in fiber content, which promotes healthy intestine.it is a favourite dish for every one in our family.Preparation of chole masala is also  very simple.

Chana Masala


White chana dal - 1 cup.
onion - 2.
tomato -2.
cashew - 15.
ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp.
salt - for taste.
oil - to fry.
cilantro - little ( for garnishing)

spice powder

coriander powder - 1 tsp.
chilli powder - 1 tsp.
chhole Masala powder -1tsp.[available readymade]

For seasoning

cinammon sticks - 2. small pieces.
cloves - 2.
fennel seeds - 15.   
kasthoori methi - 1 tsp.

  • boil chick peas(chana ) till it is soft in a pressure cooker.
  • Heat the kadai add  2 onions, ginger garlic paste, saute till it turns pink  and add  2 tomatoes and cashews, saute   till tomatoes becomes mushy, and grind it  in a blender with needed water to make a  smooth paste.

  • Heat the oil, add cinnamon sticks,cloves and fennel seeds, saute it, till turns fragnent.
  • Now add the ground paste,add coriander powder, chilli powder,chhole Masala powder to it. stir well. let it boil.

  • when it starts boiling add, cooked chana(chick peas) with 1/4 cup of water,add salt, stir well occasionally for few minutes.
  • Rub kasthoori methi against your hand and add it to the gravy. 
  • let it cook for few minutes(10 - 12 min), till it comes in the form of gravy.

  • Remove from the flame, Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.
  • It goes very well with poori, roti,batura, parotta, chapati and rice varieties.

For more side dish visit: side dish for chapathi,roti

  • Adding kasthoori methi is optional, it enriches the flavour of masala.
  • If you don't have chole masala you can add even garam masala, the taste won't change much.
  • It will be a very good side dish for mostly all the bread varieties and rice varieties.


Unknown said...

Tried dis recipe today..Came out well... thank u...

Unknown said...

Tried ds today... Came out well.. Thank u...

Unknown said...

That looks really delicious! It's one of my favorites thank you for shearing this information.....
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Brindha said...

Hi Gayu

Tried chole masala today... Yummy yummy