Instant Pot Chana Masala, Chole - Chickpea Curry

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recipe by Subhadra Burugula http://www.subbucooks.com

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    50mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    6
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    120
based on 1 ratings

Beautiful fluffy chickpeas curry in onion tomato based spicy gravy is going to tickle your taste buds with spice and flavors. Best served with Rice, Puri or Naan.

Inspired by: https://recipes.instantpot.com/recipe/chana-masala-chole-chickpea-curry/

recipe updated Sep 15, 2020

Ingredients

  • Onion icon
    Onion
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Tomato icon
    Tomato
    2 (about 280 g)
  • Dried chickpeas icon
    Dried chickpeas
    1 cup (about 204 g)
  • Oil icon
    Oil
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    1 tsp (about 2.1 g)
  • Green chili icon
    Green chili
    2 (about 40 g)
  • Ginger-garlic paste icon
    Ginger-garlic paste
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    ¼ tsp (about 0.58 g)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    1 tsp (about 6 g)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    1 tsp (about 2.65 g)
  • Garam masala icon
    Garam masala
    1 tsp (about 2.05 g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    as needed
  • Amchur powder icon
    Amchur powder
    ½ tsp (about 2.5 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Soak chickpeas for at least 8 hours or overnight
  2. Pre-heat - Sauté, More
  3. Add oil to the inner pot
  4. Heat until hot
  5. Add cumin seeds to the inner pot
  6. Fry - 1 min
  7. Add onion and green chili to the inner pot
  8. Fry - approx 2 min
  9. Add ginger-garlic paste to the inner pot
  10. Fry - approx 2 min
  11. Add tomato to the inner pot
  12. Fry - approx 2 min
  13. Add ground turmeric, salt, chili powder and garam masala to the inner pot
  14. Mix well
  15. Add dried chickpeas and water to the inner pot
  16. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  17. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 35 min
  18. Then mix amchur powder into the inner pot well
  19. Season to taste
  20. Garnish with cilantro
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