Chole Capsicum Masala

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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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Served AsDinner
CuisineNorth Indian
Servings 6


  • 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


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