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Chole masala recipe | channa masala without onion and garlic

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Channa masala or Chole masala a popular punjabi gravy, without onion and garlic, recipe with step by pictures and full video. Very recently my son Varun started to eat chickpeas and since it is a great source of protein, i make Chana masala every week . Check my version of Chana masala which i had posted earlier here. During this 15 days before navaratri and during navaratri, many people observe fast and also don’t include onion or garlic in their food. This recipe of Chole masala doesn’t include onion or garlic and yet turned out very tasty and yum. I learnt this recipe from my relative and now a days i am making  chole masala in this style only. This can be made in pressure cooker in one shot.
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Chole masala recipe

Channa masala or Chole masala a popular punjabi gravy, without onion and garlic, recipe with step by pictures and full video. Very recently my son Varun started to eat chickpeas… Side Dish for Roti Chole masala recipe | channa masala without onion and garlic Indian Print This
Serves: 4-5 Prep: Cook: Cuisine: Indian
Category: Lunch | Dinner Author: Jeyashri
Nutrition facts: Lunch | Dinner calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas 2 cups (uncooked)
  • Coriander leaves a small bunch
  • Tomato 2
  • Ginger a small piece
  • Red chili powder 1.5 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala 1 tsp
  • Water 1 cup
  • Tea bags 2 (optional)
  • Oil 1/2 tblsp
  • Kasoori methi 2 pinches
  • Salt as needed

Description

Channa masala or Chole masala a popular punjabi gravy, without onion and garlic, recipe with step by pictures and full video.

Notes

1. Few drops of lemon juice can be added and mixed well before serving the no onion no garlic chana masala.
2. Tea bags gives nice color to the gravy and will not alter the taste.
3. If you want to add onions, chop them finely and add it in the beginning, after adding oil.
4. No onion no garlic chole masala pairs well with poori and chapati.

Video of how to make chole masala

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Soak the channa for 8 to 10 hours or overnight.
  • Grind the coriander leaves, 2 tomato and a small piece of ginger into a fine paste adding little water.
  • Add oil in a pressure cooker and add this ground paste. 
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add in 1.5 tsp of red chili powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and 1 tsp garam masala along with necessary salt. 
  • Saute them in a low flame for 2 minutes. 
  • Now add the soaked chickpeas. Add 1 cup of water. I washed the mixie and added that water. 
  • If adding tea bags add now.
  • Adding tea bags gives nice color to the gravy. It won’t alter the taste. 
  • Cover the cooker and pressure cook for 5-6 whistles.
  • Once done and pressure is released, open the cooker.
  • Discard the tea bags.
  • Add crushed kasoori methi to this. 
  • Mix well, add water if it is too thick and give it a boil.
  • If by chance it is watery, you can grind few cooked chickpeas and add it to the gravy and bring it to a boil.
  • Chole masala without onion and garlic is ready.
  • Serve hot with roti, poori or even with jeera rice too. 
  • Also you can make Bread chana using this chole masala. 

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27 comments

Raks anand September 24, 2013 - 7:06 am

Sounds good and less work too. Perfect for festive season

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Rumana Ambrin September 24, 2013 - 7:45 am

very interesting recipe and delicious..

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Sowmya Madhavan September 24, 2013 - 8:17 am

I make this too only with tomatoes..looks yumm

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Veena Theagarajan September 24, 2013 - 8:33 am

sounds interesting.. different from normal onion, tomatoes and garlic paste base curry.

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Kalpana Sareesh September 24, 2013 - 8:44 am

sooper good one.. bookmarked ..

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RENU September 24, 2013 - 9:36 am

sounds new n yummy

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CHITRA September 24, 2013 - 9:43 am

Looks so yummy. never tried with onions. will try ..

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Priya Suresh September 24, 2013 - 9:56 am

Bookmarking this, never tried with onions and garlic..A must try..

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AparnaRajeshkumar September 24, 2013 - 10:00 am

sounds very simple Jey !

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Subha Subramanian September 24, 2013 - 10:57 am

Nice try…….Looks yum
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Shama Nagarajan September 24, 2013 - 11:04 am

tempting masala

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Arjunan Akilandeswari September 24, 2013 - 1:02 pm

tempting curry

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Divya Shivaraman September 24, 2013 - 1:32 pm

sounds interesting without onion and garlic in

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Gayathri Sathyanarayanan September 24, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Good choice at festive occasions

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divya September 24, 2013 - 3:20 pm

looks simply yummy and mouthwatering.

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Gayathri Ramanan September 24, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Recipe looks so good without onion and garlic, will try…

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Sangeetha Priya September 24, 2013 - 10:00 pm

sounds good without onion and garlic, perfect during festive days…

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Vimitha Anand September 25, 2013 - 3:27 am

Looks so simple. Will try soon

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Hamaree Rasoi September 25, 2013 - 3:48 am

Simple yet delicious looking chana preparation.
Deepa

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tinku shaji September 25, 2013 - 6:10 am

Lovely Channa Masala

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Happys Cook September 25, 2013 - 4:07 pm

yummy channa masala….all time favorite…

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Hema September 25, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Looks very good, never tried chole without onion, on my list..

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arthy September 26, 2013 - 2:09 am

Hi jayashree,excellent dish, very flavorful. Thanks
Arthy

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Sona S September 26, 2013 - 4:15 am

looks yummy and delicious.

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Kaveri Venkatesh September 26, 2013 - 7:07 am

Delicious looking channa masala..

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Krupa Sethuraman October 4, 2013 - 6:33 pm

Lovely recipe. I tried it today. It was awesome. Great aroma. I was wondering how to make a subji without onion. This recipe is a perfect one. Thanks a lot.

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Padmashree S July 10, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Tried it tdy…. Was awesome.. Really tasted like in restaurants…. Thank u mam fr sharing such wonderful recipes…

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