Punjabi Chole (Chana Masala)

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Punjabi Chole (Chana Masala)

  • Boil chole in pressure cooker till soft.
  • On medium low heat, heat the pan first and add oil. Add cumin seeds.
  • When cumin splutters, add minced garlic and ginger paste.
  • Add chopped onions, a pinch of salt and fry till they turn brown.
  • Add coriander powder and fry for some time till it becomes light brown.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt to taste.
  • Add garam masala, chana masala and again fry for some time.
  • Add pureed tomatoes and fry till the oil leaves from the sides.
  • Add chopped green chillies.
  • Remove the tea bags and add chole into the pan without water and stir.
  • Add the water that was left in pressure cooker after boiling chole.
  • Cook the chole with gravy for 8-12 mins till gravy dries (chole and masala should not burn).
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, onions and tomato.
  • Serve with puris or parathas or chapattis or rice.