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34 chole masala recipes

Last Updated : Jan 30,2024

छोले मसाला रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (chole masala recipes in Hindi)
છોલે મસાલો રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (chole masala recipes in Gujarati)

45 Ways to use chole masala recipes

Chole Masala Recipes, Indian Chole Masala Recipes. Chole masala is a blend of certain spices that are used in the preparation of a world famous Punjabi dish made with kabuli chana (chickpeas) called Chole. There is no exact recipe of Chole masala as it varies from family to family depending on how they like it but the basic ingredients remain the same. The dry spices that are usually used in the preparation of this masala are bay leaves, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, star anise and a few others. What makes this masala different from other Indian spice blends is the presence of anaardana (dried pomegranate seeds) for a pleasant sour taste.

1. First and foremost chole masala is used to make the delicious Chole Bhature. Apart from the masala itself, this recipe requires different aromatics and flavors like onions, ginger, garlic and dried mango powder. This recipe can be served alongside piping hot bhature, which is a big, fluffy puri or even parathas.

Chole BhatureChole Bhature

2. Generally chole has a mild gravy but you can make a dry one as well called Pindi CholePindi Chole is a classic dish from the Punjabirepertoire, which is flavoured with a large assortment of spice powders and other ingredients like ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions, which lend an irresistible flavour and aroma to it.

Pindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana RecipePindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana Recipe

While it is common in most parts of the country to flavour chole with garam masala and chole masala, what makes the Punjabi pindi chana really different from the rest is the combination of kabuli chana with chana dal and the procedure of cooking both in water along with whole spices and tea leaves tied in a cloth bag.

3. chole recipe | Punjabi chole | roadside chole | Punjabi chana masala | with 18 amazing images. 

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole RecipeChole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe

chole is a very popular roadside chole chaat which is also called Punjabi chana masala. Who can resist the masaledar taste and tempting aroma of Chole? A popular chaat famous all across the country, and now all over the globe, chole features boiled white chickpeas flavoured with a wide range of spice powders, notably a special Chole Masala, along with onions, ginger and garlic.

Special aspect of this famous roadside chole is the cooking of the chana with tea, to give a rich flavour and colour to it. chole has too many variations and every Indian household has their own way of preparing it, this recipe is a Punjabi style of preparing the tongue licking chole!!

Innovative Chole Masala Recipes  

Combining the favorite street food of India, samosa, with the Punjabi classic gives us the delectable Chole Samosa Chaat. To serve this, lightly break the samosas in a bowl, pour the chole over it and top with basic chaat ingredients – curd, chilli powder and various chutneys.

Chole Samosa ChaatChole Samosa Chaat

Serving chole with puri is so basic and can get quite boring some times. So to give it a new twist, you can serve the chole inside a leavened bread after baking it. Baked Chole Parcels will definitely impress whoever is eating them and ear you bonus points.

Baked Chole ParcelsBaked Chole Parcels

This masala mix has a very unique flavor which can enhance the flavor of even the most basic dishes. There is a very common dish called Roti nu Shaak that is made in Gujarati homes which is made with leftover rotis. To this subzi you can add a little bit of chole masala to it a unique zesty flavor.

Roti Nu Shaak, Roti ki SabziRoti Nu Shaak, Roti ki Sabzi

Spinach and corn go hand in hand together, no matter what cuisine they are used in. Spicy Corn Palak is a simple Indian subzi which gets an intense flavor due to the added chole masala. Even though the subzi has other flavors of garlic and ginger in it, the chole masala ties it all together.

Spicy Corn PalakSpicy Corn Palak

Hope you liked this collection of Chole Masala Recipes, Indian Chole Masala Recipes.

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Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
Recipe# 2824
10 Oct 20

 by Tarla Dalal
chole recipe | Punjabi chole | roadside chole | Punjabi chana masala | with 18 amazing images. chole is a very popular roadside chole chaat
Chole Bhature
Recipe# 2810
05 Aug 23

 by Tarla Dalal
chole bhature | Punjabi chole bhature | with 29 amazing images My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick ....
Pindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana Recipe
Recipe# 22786
05 Jun 22

 by Tarla Dalal
pindi chole | Punjabi pindi chana | Restaurant style pindi chole | with 29 amazing images. Pindi Chole is a classic dish from the Punjabi ....
Peshawari Chole
Recipe# 30881
23 Sep 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Peshawar is a city situated along the eastern end of the khyber pass. It is a major center of arts and culture and is home to the delicious peshawari food. Punjabi food is in many ways influenced by peshawari style of cooking. Peshawari ch ....
Pindi Chole Roll ( Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32651
28 May 21

 by Tarla Dalal
Each mouthful of this wrap feels so complete, and is so satiating! hmmm… pindi chole topped with gajar ka achaar and onion rings and rolled up in a simple roti, this makes a wholesome snack by itself. A two-minute wrap when you have leftover chole in the refrigerator!
Chole, Zero Oil Chole Recipe
Recipe# 22213
13 Jun 11

by Tarla Dalal
As if it's not enough, that the traditional chole recipe is usually cooked with loads of oil, it is also served with calorie-laded puris! Here's is a healthy zero oil variation without unnecessary calories. When served with one meal of your day is thankfully guilt-free. Serve with
Pindi Chole ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33349
16 Feb 11

by Tarla Dalal
Pindi chole, although this classic recipe is an indispensable part of any elaborate menu, making it can be quite tedious! not any more, thanks to the pressure cooker that makes this dish so easy and fast to make.
Kadhai Chole
Recipe# 3571
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Chole, a traditional Punjabi dish, is usually made using a lot of fat. But this easy to make recipe is lower in calories and is just as tasty. The oil does not contribute much flavour, it is the spices that create this dish. Instead of bhature (deep fried puris) serve it with Nutritious Garlic Naans ....
Chana Palak, Healthy Heart Chole Palak Recipe
Recipe# 5570
30 Jun 23

 by Tarla Dalal
chana palak recipe | chana palak masala | healthy heart palak chole sabzi | with 25 amazing images. Chana saag is a delicious vegetarian Indian curry made using green leafy vegetable, chana ....
Kabuli Chana Stir Fry, Spicy Chickpea Stir Fry
Recipe# 22675
18 Jun 22

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
kabuli chana stir fry recipe | Indian stir fry chana | spicy chickpea stir fry | with 34 amazing images. kabuli chana stir fry recipe | Indian stir fry chana |
Paneer Tikki Chole Chaat
Recipe# 2823
30 Jan 24

by Tarla Dalal
paneer tikki chole chaat recipe | healthy chole paneer tikki chaat | chole paneer tikki chaat | with 39 amazing images. paneer tikki chole chaat is a delicious and satisfying
Chana Paneer
Recipe# 22320
12 Oct 22

 by Tarla Dalal
chana paneer recipe | chole paneer | chole paneer masala | chana masala with paneer | with 36 amazing images. One of my personal favorites!! chole paneer masala h ....
Hare Mutter ki Curry Mein Aloo
Recipe# 22509
21 Jan 12

by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Green peas take on a new avatar, forming the gravy for this innovative dish. Beware, the bowl will be empty even before you know it!
Spicy Corn Palak
Recipe# 22519
21 Jan 12

 by Tarla Dalal
From pizzas and pastas to pulaos and subzis, corn and spinach are an ever successful duo as they complement each other very well in flavour, texture and appearance. In this delectable Spicy Corn Palak recipe, they are combined with onions, tomato puree and other spice enhancers to make a truly mouth ....
Roti Nu Shaak, Roti ki Sabzi
Recipe# 22483
21 Jan 12

by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves to have rotis with subzi, but have you ever thought of making a subzi out of rotis? Well, here is an innovative recipe that involves cooking a mixture of rotis and curds with spice powders and tomatoes. The outcome is a tangy subzi that is simply awesome. The Roti nu Shaak is e ....
Peshawari Chana
Recipe# 31060
01 Jan 1900

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This 'chatpata' treat should be accompanied with steaming hot puris. The chole masala imparts a zesty flavour to this dish, and is commonly available at most provision stores.
Sprouts Stir Fry, Mixed Sprouts Sabzi
Recipe# 33467
15 May 23

 by Tarla Dalal
sprouts stir fry recipe | Indian style mixed sprouts sabzi | healthy sprouts vegetable sabji | with 33 amazing images. sprouts stir fry recipe | Indian style mixed sprou ....
Chole Samosa Chaat
Recipe# 40414
05 Jul 20

 by Tarla Dalal
chole samosa chaat recipe | Delhi roadside chole samosa chaat | samosa chaat with chole | with 30 amazing images. chole samosa chaat recipe is a famous Delhi roadside ch ....
Baked Chole Parcels, Chole Stuffed in Bun
Recipe# 41532
01 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Bored of having chole with bhature? Here is a yummy variation, in a handy, easy-to-serve snack-style format. A spicy and tangy chole preparation is placed inside a plain flour dough leavened with yeast, and baked in an oven. Somewhat like a chole stuffed bun, these Baked Chole Parcels have a flu ....
Recipe# 10630
26 Apr 22

 by Foodie #48100
Chole masala (jain) is a jain style chickpea preparation with choicest spices and ingredients. The kabuli chana or chole are boiled along with tea leaves tied in a muslin cloth and then cooked in a delicious spicy gravy. Serve chole masala(jain style) with roti or rice.
Recipe# 11163
24 Aug 11

 by puja_c
No reviews
Chole masala is a north indian style chickpea preparation with choicest spices and ingredients. The kabuli chana or chole are boiled along with tea leaves tied in a muslin cloth and then cooked in a delicious onion-tomato and ginger-garlic paste based spicy gravy. Serve chole masala with onion rings ....
Punjabi Chole
Recipe# 11582
19 Nov 23

 by vinodsharma
No reviews
punjabi chole recipe | Amritsari pindi chole | pindi chana masala | with 40 amazing images. Punjabi chole is one of those core curries in Northern India without which no party or weddin ....
Recipe# 15718
17 Aug 11

 by sejjal
No reviews
Black chole is a nice variation to the typical chole or kabuli chana recipe cooked in traditional punjabi style. Here the boiled kabuli chana is cooked with onion, tomato, hole masala and tempered with curry leaves and ginger juliennes.
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