Chole Capsicum Masala

Chole (chickpea) capsicum (bell pepper) masala is a north Indian style chickpea preparation with capsicum. This cuisine is popular all over India. The chole / kabuli-chana and capsicum (here I have used the green capsicum) are cooked deliciously in a cashew-based curry.

The unique flavour of capsicum lends itself really well in this masala curry. Often I made this as a side dish for roti / paratha / any pulao.. So why to wait ?

Let’s go by detail instructions mentioned below in order to make this delicious chole capsicum masala.

Preparation Time : 15 mins      |      Cooking Time : 20 mins

Ingredients :        

Ingredients

Measurements

Boiled chickpeas / kabuli chana

3 cup

Capsicum
(cubed)

2/3 cup

Onion (chopped finely)

1 cup

Garlic paste

1 tsp

Coriander powder

2 tsp

Chili powder

1 tsp

Cumin powder

1 tsp

Turmeric powder

½ tsp

Kasoori methi

1 tsp

Cashew nuts

15-16 no.

Tomato puree

Or Tomato sauce

2 cup

Or 1 cup

Oil

4-5 tbsp

Salt

As needed

Water

As needed


​Method :

  1. Soak cashew nuts in warm water for 12-15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced onions and cook until golden brown.
  3. Add garlic paste and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Next add the cubed capsicum pieces. Saute for 2-3 minutes
  5. Then add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and chili powder. Fry for a minute, taking care not to burn.
  6. Now add the tomato sauce / puree and boiled chickpeas along with 2 cup of water.
  7. Let this mixture come to boil and then simmer for 5 minutes until the flavors mix together.
  8. Meanwhile, make a paste of soaked cashew nuts.
  9. Add the cashew paste to the curry along with salt. Simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  10. Add kasoori methi and remove from flame.
  11. Serve this creamy and delicious chana capsicum masala curry hot with onion rings as garnishing as side dish for rotis / paratha / any pulao !

Notes :

  • Don’t boil the curry too long after adding the cashew paste, just bring to a slow simmer.
  • 4-5 tbsp cream can be used instead of cashew paste to thicken the gravy.
  • Instead of garlic paste, ginger garlic paste can also be added.

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