Punjabi Chole Masala Powder Recipe

Punjabi Chole Masala Powder Recipe

Punjabi Chole Masala Powder Recipe

As I mentioned in my kitchen king masala post I love badshah brand for masala over any other brand and this punjabi chole masala is inspired from same too.  My sister gave me a packet of Badshah Punjabi Chole Masala which I really liked it and decide to make on my own with the ingredients mention in the packet.  Since I make garam masala and other masala my proportions always works.  

Punjabi Chole Masala Powder Recipe

Badshah brand always use more spices then any other brand if you refer to the ingredients pack you can see and that's once reason there masala is always flavorful   Like any other recipe if you don't have a spice or two you can skip that though it's best to use all mentioned spices but don't let that one or two ingredients stop you from trying this.  One can use this chole masala as garam masala, it works great with almost everything and I do use this as garam masala too.

Punjabi Chole Masala Powder Recipe

Ingredients for Punjabi Chole Masala Powder

{Shelf Life 3-4 months}

Cumin Seeds/Jeera  - 2 tbsp
Caraway Seeds/ Shah-Jeera - 1 tbsp
Dry Red Chilli/Sukhi Lal Mirch - 5
Turmeric/Haldi - 1 pieces {or Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp}
Coriander Seeds/Dhaniya - 1 tbsp
Black Peppercorns/Kali Mirch - 1/2 tbsp
Cloves/Laung - 10
White Sesame Seeds/Safed Til - 1 tbsp
Green Cardamom/Hari Elachi - 10
Black Caardamom/Badi (Mooti) Elachi - 4
Dry Ginger/Saunth/Sukku - 2 pieces {I used  Ginger Powder - 1/2 tbsp}
Dry Mango Powder/Amchur - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon/Dalchini - 5 sticks 1" each
Bay Leaf/Tejpatta - 2
Star Anise/Chakri Phool - 1
Nutmeg/Jaiphal - a small pieces or 1/2 tsp grated/powder
Rock Salt/Kala Namak - 1/2 tbsp [Not listed in picture]


1. Dry roast all ingredients one by one (except any powder form spice) and allow to cool.
~ Keep a lid handy when roasting sesame seeds as it will starts to pop. Don't have to roast powder like mango/ginger/turmeric/rock salt etc
2. Cool all the ingredients and grind into smooth powder using mixer/coffee/spice grinder.  Sieve powder masala, cool and store in air tight container.

Our flavorful punjabi chole masala is ready.

Punjabi Chole Masala Powder Recipe

Have a nice day ~~
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  1. You are again with a masala powder huhh?? Thats a very nice flavorful masala,I agree with you on Badshah brand,I like it as well as few of MDH masalas...I admire your patience to make homemade masalas priti

  2. Nice to know that you make all the spice powders yourself. Great job & admire your patience!
    I'm sure home made spice powders will be much much better than the store bought ones.

  3. Just disposed a pack of chole masala expired pack and thought of preparing it next time in smaller quantity and seeing it now as a gift. bookmarking. Thanks for the recipe Priti.

  4. Wow I can feel d flavor,pls pass it :)

  5. Never tried to make this masala at home..

  6. very flavorful powder recipe... beautiful clicks...

  7. You gal,you rock with ur spice powders, an another fantastic spice powder, beautifully done.

  8. Flavorful punjabi chole masala powder.


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