Chole Capsicum Masala

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About 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.
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served AsDinner
Servings - 6


  • 3 cup Chickpeas or chana boiled kabuli chana
  • 2 / Capsicum cubed cup
  • Onion chopped finely 1 cup
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi
  • 15 no cashews
  • 2 cup Tomato Puree or tomato, or sauce or tomato sauce or
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1-2 tsp Salt as needed, or as per taste
  • 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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Recipe 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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