Chole masala/chana masala(spicy chickpeas)

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
2 Cups Chick pea(Garbanzo,Kabul Kadle)

1 Big sized Tomato Finely chopped

1 Big sized Onion finely chopped

1 tablespoon Ginger garlic Paste(fresh home made tastes great)

1 tablespoon Cumin/Jeera and Coriander Powder

1 teaspoon Garam Masala

2 to 3 teaspoon Red chilly powder

1 tablespoon Chick peas/Besan Powder/Gram flour

3 tablespoons Oil

Cilantro/coriander for garnishing

2 teaspoons sugar

Salt as per  the taste

Pinch of Hing and Haldi/Turmeric

For tadka:Mustard seeds,jeera/cumin


  • Soak the Chick pea/Garbanzo beans over night. Pressure Cook the beans with little water,salt and a few drops of oil.
  • Take oil in wok/kadai,wait until it gets to warm,add mustard seeds,jeera. When it splutters add hing,haldi, and chickpea powder(besan).
  • Fry for about 2 to 3 minutes then add finely chopped onion ,Ginger-Garlic Paste and tomato(add little to saute).
  • Keep frying until the raw smell vanishes and becomes tender. Add chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder,sugar and salt(Check the seasoning).
  • Finely add boiled chick pea,garam masala powder,cilantro and little water(to get the desired consistency) cover the lid and allow to cook for 5 to 10 minutes(Until the chick pea absorbs all the seasoning).
  • Cut the flame to Off when it is done.


Chole Masala/Chana Masala(Spicy ChickPeas), photo 1Chole Masala/Chana Masala(Spicy ChickPeas), photo 2

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