The best kind of recipes is the one that you keep making over and over. Curries are my comfort food. This Chickpea Curry (Chole Masala) is my family favorite meal. I am sure it becomes your family favorite too.
In this curry, chickpeas are cooked with some regular Indian spices, onions, ginger garlic paste, and tomatoes. The main ingredient is ‘Chole Masala’ it is a special blend of spices which you get from an Indian store. This chickpea curry is so delicious, feeling and packed with protein and nutrients.
This is the most popular recipe in north India, I am sure everyone loves this curry. In India, it is known as Chole Masala or Chana Masala. It’s so good and the ultimate comfort food for me and my family! Whenever I don’t have a lot of time to cook or don’t feel like cooking at all, this Chickpea Curry is my go-to recipe.
Chickpea also called Garbanzo Beans. One cup of chickpeas contains 15 g of protein and 13 g of fiber. They also contain zinc, selenium, magnesium, and vitamin B-6. Besides, they’re also a great source of iron for vegetarians & they are very inexpensive and are a great addition to vegan meals.
Serve this curry with rice, flatbread, naan or with bhatura. Garnish with onion rings, cilantro, lemon and you’re good to go!
Yields2 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins
½tspRed Chili Powder
2tspChana Masala/ Curry Powder
Soak dry chickpea overnight & pressure cook till it gets soft.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and saute until slightly brown.
Add ginger, garlic, green chili, onions & cook them for 2-3 mins.
Add Chopped tomato & tomato puree & cook for around 5 mins.
Now add all the spices cook for a min. & add chickpea along with water and cook further for 4-5 mins.
Garnish with some coriander, lemon & onions & serve hot.
1 Adjust the curry powder to your personal liking. The curry powder I used was not mild because I like spicy food, you can use as per your taste, make sure to check before adding too much, so your curry doesn’t get too spicy.
2 I used completely fresh ingredients for this dish, so instead of canned diced tomatoes & canned chickpea, I used fresh diced tomatoes. Overnight soaked chickpea in water and pressure cook in next morning.
3 It’s easy to get the seasonings from your local Indian supermarket or spice store.
4 Serve this curry with brown rice for a healthier version or with plain white rice, Indian bread, naan, bhature.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 33.7%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.