Chana masala recipe

Chana masala recipe

Chole /chane/chana/chickpeas/garbanzo beans, whatever you may call them, is the most consumed legume in the world! This pea originated in Middle East and has travelled all over the world. It is very popular in Indian cooking too! Be any party, the menu comprises of chole, be any pooja or hawan, and pundits are served chane, be it a weekend, and the lunch or dinner menu will include some chole recipe. You may follow any recipe you will always end up with something tempting. Being a Punjabi by birth I too am a chole lover. And by now I have tried many recipes for chana masala recipes (chole) and the best ones have found a place on the blog. And here I am collecting them and bringing together for all the chole lovers in the house.

Health Benefits of Chickpeas

  • Good for Weight Watchers

Chickpea is rich in fibre as well as proteins. It provides fullness. Thereby, lowering the calories intake during the day! It helps you to stay away from junk food etc. Protein further help you to cut the body fat. It is very nutritional so even if you watch your diet, chickpeas will ensure that your body gets the required nutrients.

  • Good for digestive system

Being rich in fibre, it is very helpful in keeping the bowel movement proper. It helps to maintain the health of digestive system.

  • Good for hair, skin, eyes; slows aging

Chickpea is a rich source of proteins. It helps to fulfill the proteins requirements of vegetarians. And we all know the importance of proteins. Apart from that chickpeas also contain various vitamins, magnesium etc. All these nutrients are great for our hair, skin etc.

  • Regulates blood sugar levels

The glucose level of chickpeas is on the lower side. Further being rich in fibre, it helps to control the absorption of blood sugar. And indirectly it is helpful because of its high satiety; it reduces indulgence in high sugar level food.
There are many more health benefits of chickpeas and therefore we have many recipes of chickpeas so that you can find new ways and flavors to include it into your diet.

1. Best Ever Chana Masala Recipe

What is Chana Masala? It is flavourful chickpeas or chole curry which has the heat of chilies, sharpness of garlic, subtle flavor of fenugreek leaves i.e. Kasuri methi. There are many chickpeas curry recipes on the blog ranging from ...

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chana masala

2. Chana Masala Recipe | Quick One Pot Chana Masala

What is chana masala? Chickpeas cooked in scrumptious gravy which bursts with flavors of spices and has the hint of garlic and ginger and wears a gorgeous dark color is chana masala. The quick chana masala recipe uses chana masala powder which gives it most of the flavor and maintains the ...

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chana masala recipe

3. Amritsari Pindi Chole | Pindi Chole Recipe | Punjabi Pindi Chole

What is Amritsari Pindi Chole? Amritsari Pindi chole is a full-flavoured preparation of chickpeas (chole). Pindi chole is spicy and tangy, with flavours of garlic, whole spices, pomegranate seeds, fried green chillies. Amritsari chole can be served with kulcha, bhatura, paratha and rice. ...

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amritsari pindi chole

4. Pindi Chole Recipe | How to make Pindi Chole

What is Pindi Chole Recipe? Flavorful choley prepared by a very interesting method. The recipe has no onion or tomato. It has ginger, garlic and green chilies. I, however, skipped garlic. If you l...

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pindi chole recipe

5. Tikki Chole Recipe | Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe

What is Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe? Aloo tikki chaat is a crusty potato patty teamed with tangy and spicy chickpeas gravy garnished with crunchy onions and fresh coriander and spiced with chaat masala. Aloo tikki chaat is a complete meal in itself. It can be served for brunch or light lunch. ...

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aloo tikki chaat

6. Chana Masala Restaurant Style Recipe | How to Make Chana Masala

What is Chana Masala Restaurant Style? Chana Masala Restaurant Style is a preparation of chickpeas cooked in a flavourful onion tomato based gravy. It has the heat of spices, the tanginess of dried pomegranate seeds (anaardana) and dried mango powder (amchur), the punch of ginger, garlic, ...

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7. Aloo Chole Recipe | Chole for poori

What is Aloo Chole? Aloo Chole is a simple yet tasty gravy preparation of potatoes and chickpeas (chole). It is mildly spiced and has a very simple gravy. When combined with Poori, chole make a great brunch option....

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8. Halwai Style Chole | Aloo Chole Recipe

What is Halwai Style Aloo Chole? Aloo chole is flavourful preparation of chickpeas (chole). It has been pepped up with lots of whole spices, it has the kick of dry pomegranate seeds, the sharpness of ginger and garlic … basically it is loaded with spiciness, tanginess, hotness etc. Do tr...

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9. Chana Masala Without Onion Garlic | Jain Chana Masala Recipe

What is Jain Chana Masala Recipe? A chickpeas preparation made without the use of any onions or garlic still very delightful and scrumptious is Jain chana masala. There are occasion whe nwe avoid eating onion and garlic. For such occasion chana masala recipe without onion garlic is perfect...

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10. Chana Masala Powder | How to make chana masala powder

What is Punjabi Chana Masala Powder? It is a flavor-packed spice mix that can kick up any chana/chole recipe. It gives pungency and buzz to the dish. I love to use this masala when I am making some chana or chole recipe and don’t have the time/mood/energy to work too muc...

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.