Authentic Indian Chole Masala Recipe

Authentic Indian Chole Masala Recipe

How To Make Authentic Indian Chole Masala

Serve delicious chickpea curry gravy with some basmati rice, naan, or roti with our Authentic Indian Chole Masala Recipe! Enjoy a spice-filled Indian dish.

Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 4cupschickpeas
  • 1mediumonionfinely diced
  • ½cuptomatocrushed, or 2 fresh Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2tbspgingergrated
  • 3garlic cloves
  • 1cupwateradjust as needed
  • 2tbspavocado oil
  • 2wholebay leaves
  • 2wholechili peppersdry
  • 1cinnamon stick
  • ½tspcumin seeds
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspturmeric
  • 2tsppaprika
  • red chili powder(optional) to add spice
  • 2tspchana masala powder(optional)


  1. Heat avocado oil in a pan. Add bay leaves, dry chili pepper, cinnamon sticks, and whole cumin seeds.

  2. Once cumin seeds start to sizzle, add diced onion and cook until slightly brown and translucent.

  3. Lower the heat and add the tomatoes, ginger, and garlic. Mix well.

  4. Add salt, turmeric, paprika, red chili powder, chana masala mix, and water. Mix well.

  5. Let simmer for about 5 minutes with lid on.

  6. Add cooked chickpeas, mix well and let cook for 7 to 10 minutes until chickpeas are softened.

  7. Serve alongside basmati white rice, naan, or roti. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 571.62kcal
  • Fat: 13.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.41g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.41g
  • Carbohydrates: 89.92g
  • Fiber: 17.79g
  • Sugar: 16.32g
  • Protein: 28.25g
  • Sodium: 425.84mg
  • Calcium: 102.02mg
  • Potassium: 1111.57mg
  • Iron: 6.60mg
  • Vitamin A: 36.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 30.89mg
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