Chole (Chick Pea Curry)

If you love curry but want to reduce the amount of meat that you eat, this is the dish for you!. This budget buster does not skimp on flavor. Loaded with healthy chick peas, tomatoes which provide lupine, along with turmeric, known for it's anti inflammatory qualities.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3
Calories 349 kcal


  • 15 Oz Chickpeas
  • 1 Onion
  • 1.5 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 Green Chili Pepper
  • 1 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Root
  • 15 Oz Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs Chole Masala
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • Salt to Taste


  • Heat a saute' pan to medium high heat
  • Add the ghee (olive oil can be substituted for ghee for vegan cooking)
  • Add the onions to the pan, along with the chili pepper, ginger, and garlic
  • Once you see them start to glisten, add the chili powder, turmeric, and cumin
  • Add in the Chole masala
  • Let all the aromatics cook together for a minute or two this adds a layer of flavor to the dish
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook covered until they start to break down 15- 20 minutes
  • Add in the chick peas and cover, let it all cook together for another 10 minutes


Chole Masala can be found in most International grocery stores, It is a blend of Indian spices - You may also look up the ingredients and mix your own. 
This dish can be eaten alone or served over rice or with bread 


Calories: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 15gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 56mgPotassium: 851mgFiber: 14gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1422IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 5mg
Keyword budget, Dinner, easy, family, Healthy, Vegetarian
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