This one-pot recipe for the authentic Chana Masala /CHOLE /CHICKPEAS can be made in the Instant Pot or stovetop Pressure Cooker. Chole Masala
Chole with bhatura is a popular combo but my daughter prefers with Jeera rice. Chole Masala is such a delicious and healthy dish. Chickpeas take very long to cook, hence they are perfect for pressure cooking.
1 cup chickpeas(soaked in water overnight)
4 tbsp Mustard Oil or any cooking oil
2 Bay Leaves
3-4 Green Cardamom
1 big Cardamom
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Big Onion finely chopped
1 tbsp Ginger garlic chilli paste(8 garlic /1″ ginger /2-3 green chilli)
2 Tomatoes Finely chopped
1 tbsp Chana Masala
Salt to taste
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1-2 tsp Red Chilli powder or to taste
1 tbsp Coriander powder
a handful of cilantro /coriander leaves
1 tsp Ghee (Clarified butter)
1 tsp Garam masala
water 3 cup
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step by step method
Turn on Instant pot on Saute mode once its display hot add oil then once oil heat & smoke then add dry spices.
then add chopped onion and saute till it turns translucent
once onion becomes translucent add ginger garlic chilli paste and cook till raw aroma goes away
add all dry spices Turmeric powder Red Chilli powder Coriander powder and Chana Masala and saute.
then add chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft.
add soaked chickpeas and mix well along with spices
add salt & water and the close lid put on pressure cook mode on high for 20 minute and whistle on sealing position.
once pressure release, the open lid put in on saute normal mode then add garam masala powder.
Must add ghee to enhance the flavour of curry. or you can skip this if you don’t like.
add a handful of chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.
boil your curry as per desired consistency
Serve with Jeera Rice /chapati and Instant Onion Pickle
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