Chole, also known as Chana Masala, is a popular vegetarian dish from the Indian subcontinent. It is made from chickpeas cooked in a spicy tomato and onion gravy with various spices. Chole is typically served with bhature (a type of fried bread), rice, or roti. This dish is a staple in North Indian cuisine and is also popular in neighboring countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh. Chole is rich in protein, fiber, and iron, making it a nutritious meal choice.
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Soak the chickpeas overnight in enough water.
Drain the water and pressure cook the chickpeas till they are cooked.
In a pan, heat the oil and add the cumin seeds.
Once the cumin seeds start to splutter, add the chopped onions and green chillies and fry till onions turn golden brown.
Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a few more minutes.
Next, add the chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn soft.
Add all the dry spices and salt and mix well.
Add the cooked chickpeas and mix well so that all the spices are coated on the chickpeas.
Cover the pan and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
Serve the chole hot with bhature, rice, or roti.