13 September, 2017
Chole Masala|Punjabi Cholay|Kabuli Chana Masala
Chole masala is also known as Kabuli Chana is a delicious and spicy protein filled gravy from Punjab. Chole Masala is also known as Punjabi Cholay and is enjoyed all around the Indian Subcontinent.
If you visit an Indian restaurant one of the dishes on the menu will be chole batura. But you need not have batura or puri with this tasty gravy with roti, chapatti, jeera rice, plain rice or like we have in our parties with pav or sliced bread.
This recipe is very dear to me as this was one of the last dishes my mother made for my office potluck. I am grateful to Sabina who insisted that I get the recipe from her and typed it out for us.
The main ingredients are chickpeas, onion, chopped tomatoes, coriander seed, garlic, chillies, ginger, dried mango powder (amchur, sometimes spelt “amchoor”) and garam masala.
The other cholay recipes I have tried are Butter Cholay, Kushari/Koshary/Kosheri/ Koshari~ Egyptian, Baked Kabuli Chana Biryani, Falafel Wraps for Lebanon, Chana Madra~Indian State Himachal Pradesh, Ghugni & Dusaka~Indian State Bihar, H for Hummus, Kadli/Harbara Chat, Deviled Tomatoes, Soya Bean and Kabuli Chana Burgers, Chotpoti/A tangy Chaat from Bangladesh