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Chhole samosa

Ishika Uppal
70 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chhole samosa RECIPE

Chhole samosa is a famous Delhi streetfood.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • North Indian
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 2 cups soaked white chana
  2. 2tbsp oil
  3. 1tsp cloves
  4. 1tbsp cumin seeds
  5. 1tsp black peppercorn
  6. 1/2 tbsp green cardamom
  7. 1 tsp carom seeds
  8. salt
  9. 2tsp chhole masala
  10. 1tbsp red chilli paste
  11. 1 chopped onion
  12. 2tsp ginger garlic paste
  13. 1 diced tomato
  14. water as needed
  15. For samosa :
  16. 1 cup all purpose flour
  17. 1tbsp ghee
  18. salt
  19. 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  20. water to bind the dough
  21. For filling :
  22. 1 cup boiled potatoes
  23. 1/4 cup boiled green peas
  24. 1tsp ginger garlic paste
  25. salt
  26. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  27. 1 tsp green chilli paste
  28. 1tbsp chopped mint leaves
  29. 2tbsp chopped coriander
  30. To assemble :
  31. Date and tamarind chutney
  32. Green chutney
  33. Chaat masala
  34. Red chilli powder
  35. Baarik sev
  36. Sliced onion


  1. For chhole : In a pan , dry roast cumin, cardamom, cloves and black peppercorn, till fragrant.
  2. Once it cools down, transfer it to a mixer grinder and blend it with the diced tomatoes.
  3. Pressure cook soaked chana with salt,tea bag and carom seeds for 4 whistles and slow the flame for another 15 minutes. Do check once the pressure goes of , the chana should be completely cooked.
  4. Discard the teabag
  5. In a wok add oil and put sliced onion in it. Cook till it is translucent.
  6. Now add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell escapes .
  7. Add in the tomato paste and all the dry spices along with the chhole masala.
  8. Cook on medium to low flame until the masala starts leaving the sides of the wok.
  9. Now add in the mint leaves and boiled chana.
  10. Mix well and bring it to boil.
  11. Add water to adjust the consistency as per your taste.
  12. Keep aside until serving.
  13. For samosa :
  14. In a big bowl put flour, salt and carom seeds. Mix well
  15. Now add in ghee and rub it thoroughly in the flour to get the breadcrumb texture
  16. Now add water little by little and bind a tight dough.
  17. For filling :
  18. In a pan put oil and add in ginger garlic paste and chilli paste. Cook till the raw smell escapes.
  19. Now add in boiled potatoes, peas and all other listed ingredients. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  20. Take a lemon sized ball and roll it into a circle
  21. Cut half from the centre into a semi circle.
  22. Use little water on the edges and shape it like a cone
  23. Put the potato filling in the centre
  24. Seal the edges tightly
  25. Repeat with rest of the dough and mixture
  26. Fry the samosas on medium flame till golden
  27. To assemble
  28. Fill the bowl 3/4 with chhole and break a samosa on top of it. Garnish with both chutneys, dry spices and sliced onion.

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