Chhole Masala / Indian Chickpeas Curry Spice Mix (Dry)

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My blogger buddy Ruchi of Foodfellas 4 you is my lost twin, I think. The difference is she eats and cooks everything and lip smacking delicious dishes keep coming out of her kitchen. So so creative and versatile. Her tag line is the world cuisine from an Indian perspective. If you visit her blog, you will find it true :). All the not so vegetarian bloggers need to check her out for the pure yumminess!

Today, I am sharing her Chhole or Chickpea Masala with you all. It’s a dry spice mix used in making the yummiest of chhole or chickpea curry.

Ingredients :

Anardana or dry pomegranate seeds : 1/2 cup
Coriander seeds : 1/4 cup
Dry red chillies : 1/4 cup
Cloves : 1 tsp
Bay leaf dried : 3
Black cardamom : 5
Cinnamon : 5 small pieces
Green cardamom : 3
Cumin seeds : 2 tbsp
Black pepper pods : 1/2 tbsp
Kasoori Methi : 1/4 cup

I added 2 tbsp of Amchur or Dry Mango powder also towards the end.

Method :

Dry roast the above ingredients and grind them together.

Store in an airtight container and use as needed.

Use as desired in your chickpea curry. Another Chhole or Chickpea curry is coming up soon!


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  1. Nice sonal … 🙂 homemade masala ki baat hi kuchh aur hai … 🙂 I never buy any masala from market other than pao bhaji masala … Would like to have recipe for that too if u have… 🙂 U knw sonal I always make garam masala and sambhar masala in bulk for my brother who lives in Seattle…:-)