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Chole Masala



Chole Masala is a North Indian dish made with chickpeas, spices, and herbs. It is usually served with bhatura, a deep-fried Indian bread. The dish is also known as chole or chana masala. It is a spicy and tangy dish that is often served as a side dish or as a main course. The dish is made with a combination of spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, and red chili powder. The chickpeas are cooked in a tomato-based sauce and then simmered until the sauce thickens. The dish is garnished with fresh cilantro and served with bhatura or other Indian breads.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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chickpeas (soaked overnight)

2 cups

large onion, chopped


tomatoes, chopped



2 tablespoons

garlic paste

coriander powder

2 tablespoons

cumin powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Drain the soaked chickpeas and pressure cook them with enough water for 3-4 whistles.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions. Fry till they turn golden brown.

Step 3:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute.

Step 4:

Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till they turn soft.

Step 5:

Add the coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Fry for a minute.

Step 6:

Add the cooked chickpeas and mix well.

Step 7:

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Step 8:

Cook for 5-7 minutes on low flame.

Step 9:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 127459 users have chowed down on Chole Masala a whopping 240621 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Indore are the top 5 cities gobbling up Chole Masala like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Chole Masala, our users are head over heels in august, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Chole Masala is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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