Kala Chana Chole - 2

For Week 4 of BM #45, I have chosen to highlight some North Indian Side Dishes.

I make this chole in another way as well. Here is one nutritious and flavorful dish which is approved and loved by my family.

Ingredients - 

Kala Chana, soaked overnight 1 cup
Oil 2 tsp
Onion, chopped 1/2 cup
Ginger, grated 1 inch piece
Garlic, grated 3 cloves
Green Chillies 2-3 (or as needed)
Tomatoes, chopped 1 cup
Tomato paste 1 tsp
Dhania Powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Salt and Red Chilli Powder as needed
Amchur Powder 1 tsp
To be Powdered -
Cloves 3
Cardamom seeds 8-9
Black Cardamom Seeds 3-4
Cinnamon powder a pinch

Kala Chana Chole - 2

Method Of Preparation -

I like to pre-treat the kala chana like I do for the regular Chole Chana. Pressure cook the Kala Chana and set aside.

In a sauce pan, add a tsp of oil and saute the finely chopped onions until golden brown. Saute the ginger, garlic and green chillies as well.

Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste, along with water. Add in the spices (Dhania Powder, Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala and the powdered masala) and salt. Let it simmer for about 3-4 minutes.

Add in the boiled kala chana. (I  like to grind a handful of kala chana and mix it in the gravy to get a silky gravy).

Adjust the taste as preferred. Remove from heat.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/roti and enjoy the protein packed gravy.

Preparation Time 35 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Friday, October 24, 2014


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. OMG, so many different version of chole from many bloggers for this theme. Looks awesome. Jayanthi(www.sizzlingveggies.com)

  3. The kala channa looks delicious and mouth watering. ..the recipe is nice and typical north Indian. .the grinding of the chana is such a great idea and I love it too.

  4. Nice variation of channa.

  5. delicious chole

  6. they curry looks perfect for indian breads..

  7. Sarita Says:
  8. Chana looks great! It is mouthwatering.

  9. Priya Suresh Says:
  10. This kala channa choles makes me hungry, i can have happily with some rotis.

  11. Srivalli Says:
  12. The first picture looks so amazing harini..love channa in all forms!

  13. I make them directly in the pressure cooker harini, subzi looks perfect and an healthy side for roti's!!

  14. Pavani Says:
  15. That spice powder must have added so much flavor to the curry. Looks amazing.

  16. Unknown Says:
  17. mouthwatering chole with black garbanzo , very aromatic one !!

  18. Suma Gandlur Says:
  19. Love all the nutritious, protein packed dishes you posted this week. This one also sounds yummy.

  20. Denny Says:
  21. The kala channa chole looks so delicious. Love your pictures too!

  22. Jayashree Says:
  23. Looks delicious....nice version of chole.

  24. the last photo looks so inviting

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