Saturday, February 19, 2011

Channa Masala / Chole Masala


Serving 2 persons

1.Soaked and boiled channa/chole ........ 150 gms

2.Finely chopped onions....... 50 gms

3.Cumin seeds...1 spoon

4.Red chilli powder.......1 spoon

5.Garam masala powder........1/4 spoon

6.Chole masala powder...... 1 full spoon(main ingredient)

7.Ginger-garlic paste...1 spoon

8.Tomato puree..... 1/2 cup

9.Boiled onion paste......1/2 cup

10.Oil........ 5 to 8 spoons

11.Salt to taste

12.Turmeric powder......1/4spoon

13.Green chillies......2 diced

14.Chopped cilantro........3 spoons

15.Kasuri Methi..........1/2 spoon


1.To make tomato puree- Take 3 medium sized tomato,grind them in mixer to a fine thick paste(don't add water).This is tomato puree.

2.To make onion paste-Take 2 Big size onion,cut each to 4 halves.Boil them in water till translucent.Grind them to a thick paste in mixer once after drained and cooled.This is the procedure to make onion paste.

3.Now place a kadai on flame heat oil,add cumin seeds,green chilies & diced onion.Fry them till the onion becomes transparent.Then add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.

4.Next comes the red chili powder,garam masala powder,channa masala powder,turmeric powder and salt.Stir this well for 5 more minutes.

5.Now add onion paste and tomato puree,let this boil for 5 to 8 minutes,bcoz tomato should get boiled completely.

6.At last add the main ingredient boiled channa/chole and kasuri methi.Add a cup of water.Mix it well.

7.Close the kadai with a lid.Let this boil for 10 more minutes,so all the masalas blend well with channa.Make sure of the water level,if there is no enough water,it may get blackend in the bottom.

8.Channa masala should be in gravy style,not too watery.Once it is done,decorate with chopped cilantro.Serve hot with rotis,naan,chapathis,pooris etc.

9.Have a gr8 day.


  1. Wow! Looks very yummy, I'm so much tempted to have some poori's now.

  2. Wow..tempting click on chole masala..

  3. my mother used to do chat with chole and boiled potatoes and now has forgotten the recipe... pls post if possible
    thanx in advance