Cholay Masala

It’s been a long tiring day. After coming home from office always thoughts come to mind as to what to cook for dinner. It has to be something easy , something which does not consume much time. Since I had soaked chick-peas the previous night, I thought of preparing Cholay Masala in a very easy way.

1 cup chick-peas
2 tomatoes
2 small onions
5 pods garlic
1 inch ginger
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp kasuri methi
salt to taste

Soak chick-peas overnight or for 6 hrs.
Boil them and keep aside.
In a frying pan, fry chopped onions.
When onions turn pinkish, add garlic and ginger and fry for 2 Min’s.
Then add chopped tomatoes and fry. While frying, always use low flame and cover the lid.
When tomatoes emit little water add turmeric powder and garam masala.
Switch off the gas and let this cool.

After cooling, grind into a paste.
Mix this paste into the boiled chick-peas.
Add water as per your choice.
I suggest not to add too much water, as the gravy will become watery.

Then add kasuri methi and stir.
Add salt as per your taste.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with bread of your choice.

Sending this recipe to A.W.E.D – Indian Cuisine hosted by Umm Mymoonah and announced by ChefInYou.



  1. says

    Thanks Raksha for droping by and leaving ur lovely comment:)..choley masala looks v inviting an yummy…..r u a konkani too?…I am from blore too but staying in Uk now after marriage ..Hope to c u around more often:)

  2. says

    Hi, lovely chole dish… looks tasty and delicious.. first time here and U have a wonderful job… R u in UK? I am in kent …. welcome to food blogging world.. I am sure to c more of your yummy recipes…. Glad to follow u..

  3. Anonymous says

    Hey Raksha , one more tip , when you are soaking the cleaned chickpeas, soak them in Tea water( 4 cups water and 1 tbsp tea powder and strain the water thats the tea water). Next morning cook the chickpeas in the same water and add tureric powder and salt. Will add flavour to your chole masala.

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