Spicy Channa Masala / Spicy Chole

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“To make dark and spicy chole - 6 easy steps 1. Soak the chick peas and cook it with tea bags. 2. Roast, grind and fry the spices. 3. Fry onions and green chillies. 4. Grind 3 tbs of the onion and channa/chick pea mixture (to get thick gravy) 5. Chole - combine all the ingredients and simmer. 6. Garnish”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop the onions, green chillies and tomato.
  2. Soak the chick peas in water for 6 hrs or overnight, rinse it and cook it with salt and the tea bags.
  3. If using canned chickpeas, drain the liquid, rinse it, add 1 cup of water and 2 teabags and cook it in low heat till the chick peas gets the tea flavor and colour.
  4. Roast and grind the first seven spices.
  5. Combine the above ground spices with coriander powder, mango / amchur powder and chilli powder.
  6. Add 1 tbs of oil in a pan and stir in the combined spices and cook in low heat for few minutes. Remove from stove and keep it aside.
  7. Heat oil in a pan, fry the onions and green chillies till the onion turnes soft golden brown.
  8. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for few minutes, add the tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes are soft.
  9. Take 3 tbs of the cooked channa and the cooked onion mixture and grind it to a fine paste.
  10. Combine the cooked channa, the ground spices, ground channa and onion mix and the fried onion and green chilli, If the channa masala is dry, add 1/2 cup of water.
  11. Cover the pan and reduce the heat and let it simmer till the oil separates and the raw smell no longer remains.
  12. Transfer the chole to a serving bowl and garnish with onion, coriander leaves and lemon wedges. Enjoy it with baturas and poories.

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