Punjabi Chole Masala Recipe

  • Jun 16, 2024
  • By Team Baclinc
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Punjab is known for their extensive and flavourful dishes and chole is sure to top the list. Try this punjab style chole masala for a tasteful dive into the punjabi cuisine.



  • ½ bowl channa/chole
  • Salt as per taste
  • ¾ bowl of water 
  • 2-3 onions
  • 2-3 tomatoes

For paste:

  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 stick ginger
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic 

For tempering:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ tablespoon jeera
  • 2 star anise
  • 2-3 dry red chillies 
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • ½ tablespoon dhania powder
  • 1 tablespoon Bhoj Masale chole masala

For garnishing:

  • Pinch of kasuri methi
  • Coriander leaves 


    1. Cook the channa: Take ½ bowl of channa and wash it thoroughly with water. Soak it overnight. Add the soaked channa in a cooker with ¾ bowl of water and salt as per taste and let it cook in steam until cooked. 
    2. Prepare the paste: Mash 2 green chillies cut up, 1 stick ginger cut up and 4-5 cloves of garlic into a fine paste.
    3. Make the tomato puree: Cut tomato into medium pieces and grind them in a mixer well and make puree.
  • Make the masala base: In a pan, heat some oil and add ½ tablespoon jeera, 2 star anise and 2-3 dry red chillies, the paste previously made, 1 onion cut up and saute well. Pour the tomato puree to this and combine well. To this, add salt as per taste, ½ tablespoon turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon red chilli powder, ½ tablespoon dhania powder and 1 tablespoon Bhoj Masale chole masala and mix well. Cook in medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
    1. Garnish it with a pinch of kasuri methi and coriander leaves.
    2. Punjabi style chole masala is ready to be served!


    • Prepare the ginger garlic paste instead of adding store bought paste. This enhances the taste of this dish by manifolds!