Chole Masala

Punjabi chole masala or chana masala is one of the most popular curry dishes from India. In fact in north India no wedding or party is complete until you have chole masala on the menu. I remember whenever we would call someone over for lunch or dinner, mom would almost always make chole. So what actually is chole masala? In this recipe, chickpeas are cooked with onions, tomatoes and lots of spices. A special blend of spices called “chole powder/masala” is easily available at every Indian store. One can make chole masala powder at home too by dry roasting ingredients like cumin, cloves, coriander, peppercorn, cardamom etc. But I usually get the masala from the store, saves me time and also tastes good. This Punjabi Chana Masala or Chole Masala is an authentic North Indian style Chickpea Curry made with white chickpeas, freshly powdered spices, onions, tomatoes and herbs. Chana masala is a naturally vegan recipe with added health benefits of the chickpeas which are packed full of protein, minerals and fiber.

Chole Masala are two words that will always make you smile if you love eating Punjabi food! Famous from the streets of Amritsar and across Punjab and Delhi, this chickpea curry is a versatile dish and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The best way to eat chole is with nice fluffy ‘bhature’ – a mariage that was definitely made in heaven! This dhaba-style dish also makes a perfectly filling lunch when served with some hot steamed rice. Punjabi Chole is a spicy curry from the northern region of India. Made from chickpeas, onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and Indian spices, it is one of the most delicious curries to try if you like Indian food. Here’s how to make easy and authentic Punjabi style recipe at home.
8 Great Reasons to Include Chickpeas in Your Diet

  • Packed With Nutrients.
  • May Help Keep Your Appetite Under Control.
  • Rich in Plant-Based Protein.
  • May Help You Manage Your Weight.
  • Support Blood Sugar Control.
  • May Benefit Digestion.
  • May Protect Against Certain Chronic Diseases.
  • Inexpensive and Easy to Add to Your Diet.