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Easy Chole masala recipe

Learn how to make an easy chole masala recipe, without onion and tomato.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Soaking time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 35 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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



  1. Ensure that the chole is cooked softly.
  2. Store bought chole masala gives all the flavour, no need to add any other spice