It is served with Indian flat bread roti, paratha. It can even be served with flavored rice like jeera pulao or plain rice along with onion wedges. It goes great even in the lunch box for kids.
There are so many ways a chana masala is prepared and one of the popular is the punjabi chole masala. Usually chole is cooked with tea bags or tea leaves to give a darker color. It also helps to keep us away from bloating.
However if making chole masala for kids, I prefer not to use tea bags, just a personal choice. Instructions included in the recipe on how to use tea bags or tea leaves for this recipe.
Anardana powder is one more ingredient that is also used in punjabi chole masala recipe to give a unique flavor and tang, but I did feel that they remained hard even after cooking and wasn’t liked by us. SO alternately I use amchur powder.
In this chana masala recipe, I have included the recipe of chole masala powder. You can replace with any ready made powder.
- Prep time: 4
- Serves: 3