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Easy chole masala recipe

Easy chole masala recipe with full video and step by step pictures.

Easy chole masala recipe without onion, garlic, and tomato, perfect side dish for chapati, poori, and bhatura. We usually make chole masala in an onion and tomato-based gravy. I have already posted a no onion no garlic version of channa masala with video. This is an easy chole masala without the addition of onion or tomato. My friends invited me for a get-together and poori and chole masala was on their menu. I totally loved the taste of the chole masala. As always I asked her for the recipe. This is a perfect bachelor and dorm friendly recipe, without any grinding process.


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Easy Chole masala recipe

Learn how to make an easy chole masala recipe, without onion and tomato.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Soaking time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 cup Chickpeas | channa
  • 2 tsp Store-bought Chole masala
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 4 tsp Oil
  • Coriander leaves few
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • Salt as needed


  • Soak Kabuli channa for 7-8 hours
  • Cook till 5-6 whistles.
  • Add 4 tsp oil in a pan
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Add 2 tsp chole masala to the pan, I used Everest brand.
  • Saute for few seconds. Ensure not to burn.
  • Add Cooked chickpeas.
  • Take 3 tblsp of cooked chickpeas and grind into a paste.
  • Add it to the pan and mix well.
  • Slightly mash using a masher.
  • Let this boil for 5 minutes.
  • Adjust water consistency.
  • Stir in between.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Add thinly cut ginger.
  • Easy chole masala is ready to serve. Enjoy with poori or chapati


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  1. Ensure that the chole is cooked softly.
  2. Store bought chole masala gives all the flavour, no need to add any other spice
  • Soak Kabuli channa for 7-8 hours or overnight.
  • Pour enough water and pressure cook till 5-6 whistles.
No onion no tomato channa masala
  • In a pan add 4 tsp oil and add in the cumin seeds.
  • Add in the store-bought chole masala to the pan.
  • Saute for 2 minutes, ensure not to burn that.
No onion tomato chole masala 2
  • Add in the cooked chole to the pan, do not drain the water.
  • Grind 3 tblsp of cooked chole into a fine paste.
No onion no tomato chole masala 3
  • Add the ground paste to the pan. Mix well.
Chole masala step 4
  • Slightly mash it using a masher.
  • Add in the turmeric powder
  • Let this boil for 5 minutes. Check for salt.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and thinly sliced ginger.
Chole masala step 5
  1. Ensure that the chole is cooked softly.
  2. Store-bought chole masala gives all the flavor, no need to add any other spices.
Chole masala recipe

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