Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Chana masala/Chole -method2

This time i invented a new and improved version of chana masala of my own....and i am sucessful in this,,,it was as like we eat in the (Vasant bhavan)....I really do not know how do they prepare,,but this invention made me happy that i could prepare in my own way.....It was really tasty..so i thought of sharing with all...


1 small can Garbanzo beans (Kabul chana)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tbsp Oil
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp mustered
1/2 tsp Chilly Powder
1 finely chopped onion
1 Big tomato
Salt to taste
Lemon juice 1tsp and sugar 1/2 tsp
Chana masala powder 3-4 tsp(I have used MDH can also use home made chole masala powder)

To make paste:
2TBSP Garbanzo beans (Kabul chana soaked)
Cashew nuts 8-10
Dry grated coconut 2tbsp
1/2 or 1 small tomato finely chopped
Dry Red chilly 4-5(soaked in water for 1/2 hour)
In a blender add all the above ingredients and make smooth paste.


Heat the oil add cumin and mustered after 30 second add ginger garlic paste saute for a min then add chopped onion fry for a min then add chopped tomato once the tomato is tender

add the paste(tomato and chana paste) and Chana masala powder.also add salt,chilly powder and lemon juice,adjust with water and give a good stir...after 5 mins add the Garbanzo beans/Kabul chana (as i have used tin i have not soak and boiled,if you are using dry kabul chana then this needs to be soaked overnight and cooked).

Boil it for 5 more mins

then add chopped fresh coriander and after 2 mins turn of the heat.....chanamasal is ready to serve.....

Transfer it to a serving bowl and serve hot woth chapati,rooti,puri or bhatura.....



  1. Makes me drool..yummy chole

  2. Wat a droolworthy channa masala,am loving it..

  3. Delicious version of the popular chana curry!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. delicious and mouth watering chole.you have a nice blog.you can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.
    indu srinivasan

  5. chole masalae looks delicious. Loved this version.

  6. One of my fav. looks so delicious ..that platter is so yum

  7. the addition of coconut and cashewnut would have given a rich and creamy texture....nice twist to the usual chole...yum yum