Punjabi Chole

Hey!! Today I am posting recipe for famous punjabi dish Chole (Chickpea). This dish is spicy and tasty. Punjabi’s are known for their spicy dishes and this chickpea curry/gravy dish is the very famous, yummy and finger licking good. The spices used are hot spices and you can change the amount as per your palette. I have made the chole masala powder at home you get ready packet of chole masala powder at any supermarket. A dash of hot spices and spoon of cream makes this dish full of flavors and a yummy meal. Have this curry with bhatura, hot puris, parathas, Naan, Tandori Roti or Jeera Rice. Don’t forget to drink a glass of Lassi with this which is yet another famous Punjabi drink (will post the recipe soon). Lets get cooking this tasty Punjabi dish…..

Ingredients:

1)For Chickpea:

Chickpeas- 200 gms

Water for boiling- 5 cups

Salt -1 tsp

Soda Bi Carb- a Pinch

Tea powder- 1/2 tsp

Clove (Laung)- 1 piece

2) For Chole Masala Powder:

Caraway Seeds (Shah Jeera)- 2 tbsp

Black Pepper (Mari) – 1 tsp

Cloves (Laung) – 4 pieces

Cinnamon Stick (Taj) – 1 inch

Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)- 1 piece

Coriander Seeds- 1 Tbsp

Cumin- 1 tbsp

Green Cardamom seeds- 1/4 tsp

Black Salt- 1 tsp

Kashmiri Red Chilli- 3 medium size pieces

Ginger Powder- 1 tbsp

Mango Powder- 1 tsp

3) For Curry/Gravy-

Oil and Clarified butter (Ghee)- 1 tsp

Boiled Tomatoes- 2 Large

Onions- 2 medium

Ginger Garlic Paste- 2 tbsp

Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

Red Chilli Powder- 1 1/2 tbsp (if using Kashmiri Mirch Powder or 1/2 tbsp for any other chilli powder)

Coriander Powder- 1 tbsp

Cumin Powder- 1 tbsp

Chole Masala Powder as made above- 2 tbsp

Cream- 1 tbsp

Dried Fenugreek leaves- 2 tsp

Salt as per taste

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Method:

For Chickpea-

Soak the Chickpeas for at least 6-7 hours in lukewarm water. After soaking boil the chickpeas in pressure cooker by adding three times the water of the amount of chickpeas, a pinch of soda bi carb and salt. Make a small pouch of tea powder and clove using muslin cloth or any cloth pouch and tie it tightly. Put this pouch along with the chickpeas for boiling. Boil on high flame for 15- 20 mins. Let the cooker cool down and check if the chickpeas are soft and boiled.

For Chole Masala Powder:

Dry Roast all the ingredients as mentioned above and grind it to fine powder. You can store this powder for further use in airtight container.

For Curry/Gravy:

Make a puree of the boiled tomatoes and onion separately. Take a wok or heavy bottom vessel for cooking. Add the oil and clarified butter in this vessel and switch on the gas to medium flame. Once warm add the onion paste and cover the vessel with a lid and let it cook till it becomes light pink in color. Now add the ginger garlic paste and tomato puree and again cover with lid and let it cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Now add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and let it cook for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes the gravy will become little thick now add the chole masala powder, cream and the chickpea water that is left after boiling the chickpeas and cover the vessel with a lid and let it cook for 10 minutes. When the curry starts leaving the sides and becomes thick add little water again and dried fenugreek leaves and mix well. Now add the salt and boiled chickpeas and again some water if the curry feels thick. let it simmer for 2 minutes and then switch off the gas. Cover this immediately with a heavy lid. Since we have added salt while boiling the chickpeas the salt is to be added only for the curry portion. Serve this hot garnished with some coriander leaves.

201 responses to “Punjabi Chole”

  1. I haven’t tried the Punjabi Chole yet. Will try this recipe for sure

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    1. Do try it…πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks..πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  2. Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar Avatar
    Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar

    Lip-smacking recipe. I love chhole and often serve them with bhature or kachori. Craving for it now.

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  3. Sounds delicious!! Must try this soon!! Thank you for sharing

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      1. Wow! What a tasty post. Chhole is my favorite sabzi. But your version is purely different. I will definitely try it.

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  4. Interesting. Could please provide the estimated calorie intake for a standard serving of this as well?

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    1. Hi as I do not follow any proportionate calorie intake I have not researched much on the same but I will find out on this serving and post it.

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      1. I love having punjabi chole. But never tried making at home. Will try this recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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      2. Hi…do try the recipe and give your feedback..

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  5. Ohh, lovely! Authentic punjabi chole recipe! I make reasonably good chole at home but they are never like the ones we have in Delhi. I can see why now after reading your recipe! This weekend I am making this for sure!

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    1. Thanks a lot…do try the recipe and give your feedback

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    2. Chole us my all-time favourite, every Sunday it’s a fixed breakfast at my home, in fact, I too make Chole in this way πŸ™‚

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  6. Nice Article. Are you on Pinterest? If not, you should be on Pinterest as these kinds of articles are very much hit on Pinterest.

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  7. My kids fav.. Loved your recipe will try this version too

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    1. Thanks a lot…do try the recipe and give your feedback

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  8. Yummy, I like chole… Will try it at home. 😍

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    1. Thanks..do try the recipe and give your feedback

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  9. Puri Chole are one of my favourite dishes. Will try making with your recipe. looks really yumm

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  10. Haven’t tried puree of boiled tomatoes yet. Will try this recipe. Thanks

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  11. Delicious! I am able to make kala chana but I can never master chickpea, it always ends up being watery…hope this time it works out with your recipe.

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    1. Hi do try the recipe and give me your feedback

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  12. One of my favorites yet I haven’t tried making it this way. Bookmarking it.

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    1. Thanks a lot…do try this recipe and give your feedback…

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  13. Poori chole or chole bhature is my kids all-time favorite, thanks for the recipe.

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  14. I love making Chhole and I enjoyed your recipe! I will definitely try to make it your way!

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    1. Thanks a lot..do try the recipe and give your feedback

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      1. Yum yum!!

        Chole is always awesome.

        I will try this recipe also as this will definitely give me a new taste.

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      2. Do try the recipe and give your feedback

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  15. Being a Punjabi myself, I liked your recipe of chole and will tweak mine accordingly. Thanks for sharing it!

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  16. Hey Shail. Loved how nice nad detailed post you have put for chole. It’s my son’s favourite too. Can you pls put up Channa kulcha at home . #damurureads #myfriendalexa Damurucreations.com

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    1. Hi thanks a lot..surely will post it soon..

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  17. Looks yummy!!!!Chhole is all time fav of my family ,mostly I use to go with readymade chhole masale from supermarket because I have no idea about how to make chhole masale at home ,which I was looking for so long and here post solved my problem.Thank you for sharing recipe and details of masalas.

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  18. Amazed at how much goes into preparing each dish. No doubt, cooking is definitely an art but a lot of science also goes behind it πŸ™‚

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    1. So true…πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  19. No fuss, easy to understand recipes are so rare, well done

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    1. Thank u..πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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    2. Look delicious Yumm, surely gonna make it, thankz for sharing #millennialscribbler #myfriendalexa

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  20. I am not great at cooking vegetarian food. thanks for the post. Will definitely try it.

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    1. Do try the recipe and give your feedback..

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  21. I inherited an authentic recipe of Chole from mom and grandmom. While pressure cooking the chole we also put a small hand-made sachet of tea powder to give it a dark colour. This is a mouth water dish, will try out your style with soda too.

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    1. Thanks a lot…do give your feedback..

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  22. That looks delicious! Loved your recipe and the presentation.

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  23. I’m saving the recipe & will use it when i”ll cook Chole

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    1. Thanks a lot…do give your feedback

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  24. Wonderful recipe. My mouth started watering as I read about the ingredients…

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  25. Chhole is one of the favourite dishes of my house I am using your some of your tips to try them with your recipe next time. #myfriendalexa #forbabynmommymyfriendalexa

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    1. Do give your feedback

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  26. I love Chole! Yaay finally Punjabi Chole Recipe right from scratch πŸ™‚ I’m making this for sure.
    #MyFriendAlexa #vigorousreads

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    1. Thanks a lot..do give your feedback

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  27. I’m from a Punjabi family where all are Chole fans;)
    Loved the recipe πŸ‘
    #MyFriendAlexa
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  28. Hello, fellow food blogger.Nice to meet you. Very few food bloggers in the challenge. Loved your presentation and picture of the Chole. #wordsmithkaurreads #MyFriendAlexa #BlogChatter

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    1. Thank u so much…I follow your blog consistently and love your recipes..

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  29. Chole is my favourite and will try this recipe. One more reason to have it 😊

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  30. Loved this recipe and will try it soon.

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  31. Woah! That’s an easy recipe. I’m definitely going to try this soon. It looks so delicious.

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    1. Thanks a lot..do give your feedback

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  32. So this is going to be my husband’s tiffin on Monday! I so love Punjabi Chhole! ❀

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    1. Thats great…do try the recipe…

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  33. I love chole so I watch and read each and every video and post to know how much effort and love it takes to make tasty chole. Great recipe.

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  34. one of my fav dish ty for recipe sure will be trying out…

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    1. Thanks a lot…please do try the recipe and give your feedback

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  35. Being a punjabi, I make this pretty often… Lovely detailed recipe you have shared…

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    1. Thanks a lot…πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  36. With half of the family spread across Northern India, Chole is a must to have once a week. I am going to try this recipe on the next family meet up.

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    1. Thanks a lot do make the recipe and give your feedback

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  37. bloggingmadeeasierneha Avatar
    bloggingmadeeasierneha

    I would love to make it as you have suggested. Thanks for sharing this recipe ,.

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    1. Do make the recipe and give your feedback

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  38. I have never been able to cook those ‘perfect chole’, will try this style the next time πŸ™‚

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    1. Do give your feedback…πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes for sure 😍

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  39. Yummilicious post! Being married to a North India, Chole is a regular dish in the daily menu. Would love to try out your recipe next! Keep writing such informative posts. #MyFriendAlexa #DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter

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  40. Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar Avatar
    Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar

    Mouth watering. I love chhole and by chance posted one recipe today itself πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks a lot…would love to check out your recipe

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      1. I like the tip about using salt only later in the curry as it was used during boiling too.Dry roasting the spices id a good tip too.0

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      2. Thanks a lot…πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  41. wow… these look so temting. Chole bhature is a favourite of this punjabi at heart me!! your recipe of home made masala is a sure try!

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  42. Thanks for the detailed recipe , shall try this one on weekend.

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    1. Your welcome… Do try the recipe and give your feedback..

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  43. I love having Punjabi chole. They are my favorite.

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  44. Oooo I love Chole Bhature any day and I will definitely try out your version of the recipe. It is quite similar to how I make too.

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  45. Absolutely Delicious !! Thank You for Sharing that Tasty and Healthy Food Recipe.

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  46. Whenever some crispy food I think of eating, Punjabi chole with bhature clicks me. Eating this delicious crispy food with sprite is another enjoyable moment. I will try to make chole as per your instructions, especially curry/gravy you mentioned was fascinating for me. I am feeling craving again seeing the pic in your blog.

    I ate last month at one of the theme restaurants in Mohali, which was tasty.

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    1. Thanks a lot….πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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