Bread Chole or Bread Chana recipe: Tasty and healthy evening snack to enjoy with your tea. It is easy to make and you can prepare the Masala ahead of time.
Bread Chole Recipe

Bread Chole Recipe (Bread Chana)

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Bread Chole or Bread Channa is a super tasty after-school snack at home. It is easy to make and takes less time to put together.

Channa masala (Chole masala) is made with Chickpeas also called Chana or Chole. It can be made on one pot and stored. Then all you would have to do is toast the bread before having this snack and topping it with this masala.


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Chickpeas are a rich source of protein and dietary fiber and this makes this snack healthier compared to regular biscuits and tea in the evenings.

Channa Masala Recipe


  1. Channa (Chole/Chickpeas) – 1 cup
  2. Onion – 1 medium
  3. Tomato – 1 large
  4. Red chili – 1
  5. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  6. Garlic – 3 cloves
  7. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  8. Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin powder (Jeera pwd) – 1 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder (Manja thool/Pasupu podi) – 1 tsp
  11. Coriander leaves – handful finely chopped
  12. Water – 1 cup
  13. Salt – as needed
  14. Oil – 1 tbsp


  • Soak chickpeas (channa) for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Cook soaked chickpeas in a pressure cooker with little salt. Check if they easily mash in your fingers, or else cook for some more time till they are soft.
  • Grind tomato, ginger, garlic and chili to a smooth paste. Chop the onion very finely.
  • Heat a thick-bottomed pan on the stove and add oil to it.
  • First add the onion, fry for a minute, then add the tomato masala paste you just grinded and saute for a few more minutes.
  • Now add garam masala, turmeric powder coriander powder, mix well and saute for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the boiled chickpeas and water to this pan and let it cook for 10 minutes on a medium to low flame.
  • Switch off the stove and add coriander leaves and mix the chana masala.
  • Chana masala is ready now!
Channa Masala

Bread Chana Recipe


  1. Bread – 4 slices (as needed)
  2. Butter – 20 gms (for toasting)
  3. Chana Masala – 4 tbsp


  • Toast the bread with butter.
  • Top it with a tbsp of chana masala and serve!
Bread Channa

Also read: Delicious Bread Pudding Recipe


  • Use ghee instead of butter to toast the bread for nice aroma.
  • For more spice in the masala, use green chili instead of red ones.
  • My favorite chickpeas are from Just Organik .

Also read: Easy Vegetarian Snack Recipes and Ideas

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Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published and is writing more books. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels. Her blog is her passion and she writes about travel, books and food on the blog. She offers customized itineraries for South Indian destinations.

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