Kala Chana (Black Chickpea)

Many people have never come across the black chickpea, which is a shame, because it is a very common ingredient throughout India. Black chana (chickpea) is very much like the common white chana used in chole, but has a little more bite and nuttiness. When I was growing up in India, I only saw white… Continue reading Kala Chana (Black Chickpea)

Chana Masala (Chole)

Chana Masala goes by many names: Channa masala, chole masala, chole, cholle. They are all the same dish. It is usually made with the more common, light-colored chickpea, as opposed to black chickpea, kala chana. In my house, we typically call it “Chole,” which is the Punjabi name for Chana masala. Chole is a popular dish… Continue reading Chana Masala (Chole)