Chole Masala Recipe

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Chole Masala


  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp zeera
  • 2 -3 onions (ground to a paste)
  • 3 tomatoes (boiled, de-skinned and ground to a paste)
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2-3 tbsp Zaiqa Chole Masala
  • 200 gms chickpeas or channa (soaked overnight and boiled)
  • 1 potato (boiled and mashed)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp grated paneer
  • 2 tsp cashew (kaju) paste
  • 3-4 chopped green chillies


Suggestion – Boil soaked channa with a tea bag, whole garam masala potli (3 green cardamom, 3 cloves, 1 bay leaf & 1 black cardamon) dried amla and little baking soda.  Discard amla, tea bag, garam masala potli and water after boiling.

  1. Heat ghee, add zeera and onion paste, and fry till light golden brown.
  2. Add tomato puree and fry well for about 6-7 mins or till oil separates.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté well. Add Zaiqa Chole Masala, salt to taste and boiled channa; fry well for 4-6 mins. Add a cup of water to the gravy.
  4. Add the boiled and mashed potato, cashew paste and salt and bring to a boil; simmer for 15 mins.
  5. Finally add paneer, chopped green chillies and serve hot with bhaturas/puris.



Basic Bhatura Recipe


  • 2 cups maida
  • 1 tbsp semolina (rava)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • a pinch of baking soda


  1. Mix all the ingredients and knead with warm water to a soft dough.
  2. Rest the dough for 2 hours before making bhaturas.

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