Amritsari Chole Masala (chickpeas Cooked With Indian Spices)
Indian Chole or Chola Masala is a very common dish and recipe. People all over India enjoy the spicy flavors of chole at least once in a while. Although not so popular in the south the North Indians love their chana masala. They have it with puris, bhaturas, rice and plain chapatti. Punjabi Chole or more precisely Amritsari chole are very popular in the region. Chole Bhature dhabas and small carts are a usual scene in this city. I have visited Amritsar once and tried chole bhature at small eating house. I fell in love with the masalas and flavors. They were delicious. There was one thing that put me off though, the black or the dark brown colour of the chole. So when I decided to try the recipe at home, I was sure I didn’t want my chole to look the same but taste exactly similar for sure.
So here it is, my take on Amritsari chole. I have skipped one step here which gives the chana the black or dark colour, but the taste is not compromised. Hope you like this recipe. Leave your comments below.