Restaurant Style Chana Masala | Chole Masala


Loaded with flavors, Restaurant Style Chana Masala is an awesome vegetarian delicacy. The classic dish is an easy to prepare dish with limited ingredients. This vegan and gluten free dish is a perfect and apt dish for everyone. I love Chole Masala with Baturas and this is my ever favorite dish. Hot, crispy and fluffy Baturas served with the chana masala, simply melts in your mouth and you will find it disappearing in minutes. The spiced tomato flavored Restaurant Style Chana Masala is full of flavors and divine with just enough heat that is perfect for a kid as well as a grown up adult. In restaurants, there are incidents where the cook makes a spin on the dish and sometimes the dish turns out too spicy and hot. When you prepare Restaurant Style Chana Masala in the comfort of your kitchen, it is so fresh and the dish bursts with flavors. Moreover you can be confident that it meets your health standards especially if your family is enjoying the food.

Chole Masala is basically a North Indian dish with the cumin seed flavor dominating the dish and this is the uniqueness and specialty of the dish. Another vital and distinct point is that onions, ginger-garlic and tomatoes are ground to a paste before cooking. These paste mixtures are sautéed in enough oil and you will stop frying when you see oil appearing on the sides of the pan. These paste mixtures render a thick spicy gravy that you will greatly cherish. Always saute masalas in low flame otherwise there are chances of you burning the ingredients. It is garam masala that completes the dish and makes it really lovable. The masala flavors are just right and not dominating. You can discover a well detailed Restaurant Style Chana Masala recipe here.

Restaurant Style Chana Masala | Chole Masala Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4 People



  • Rinse dried white chickpeas (chana or chole) in fresh water a couple of times. Then soak them overnight for 8 to 9 hours in 3 cups of water.
  • After they have soaked well, drain all the water and again rinse the soaked chickpeas in fresh water for a couple of times. Then pressure cook it by adding required water and salt for 5 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Then add paste of 2 onions and saute till the onion paste turns golden brown in colour.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste, tomato paste and crushed green chilly. Saute for 5 minutes in medium flame.
  • Add Kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt as required.
  • Saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add cooked chana along with the water.
  • Mix well and bring it to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and remove from the flame.
  • Serve with chappathi, rice or naan.


You can visit this link Kala Chana Masala. You can also visit this link for hot and crispy Baturas that go well with spicy Chana Masala Batura.
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