Punjabi Chole

    By hema krishnamohan  |  19th Sep 2016  |  
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    About Punjabi Chole Recipe

    I was looking for authentic Punjabi recipe for chole. I have been trying this since my schools days. All the versions have tasted well, but got inspired when I watched it in a TV show , being prepared by a Punjabi, giving minute details.

    Punjabi Chole is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Punjabi Chole has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by hema krishnamohan is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Punjabi Chole recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Punjabi Chole is 20 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 40 minutes. This is recipe of Punjabi Chole is perfect to serve 4 people. Punjabi Chole is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Punjabi Chole. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Punjabi Chole by commenting on this page below!

    Punjabi Chole

    Ingredients to make Punjabi Chole

    • Kabuli Chena 1 cup
    • onion 1
    • tomato 3
    • ginger and garlic paste 2 tsp
    • Green chilli 4
    • red chilli powder 1 tsp
    • Amchor powder 1 tsp
    • Chena masala powder 1 tsp
    • cumin seeds (for powder) 1 tsp
    • dry pomegranate seeds 1tsp
    • coriander powder. 1 tsp
    • oil 3 tblsp
    • salt to taste
    • Big brown elachi 3
    • cumin seeds 1 tsp

    How to make Punjabi Chole

    1. Soak chena over night. Strain water and pressure cook for 2 whistle adding fresh water and little salt. (chena cooked 50% is ok, as we will be cooking again with masala)
    2. Slice onion finely. Make puree of tomatoes. Slit green chilli.
    3. Dry roast pomogranate seeds, cumin and dania powder till it turns brown. Make powder.
    4. Heat oil in a pan and add elachi and cuminseeds and fry.
    5. Add green chillies and fry. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute till it turns brown.
    6. Now add onion slices and saute till it turns brown.
    7. Add salt and red chilli powder.
    8. Add tomato puree and cook till oil floats on the top.
    9. Add the freshly made powder of cumin, dania and anaar daana powder.
    10. Add cooked chena with water. Add water if needed.
    11. Add aamchor and chole masala powder and mix.
    12. Transer this into a pressure cooker outer, and pressure cook for 3 whistle.
    13. Remove when pressure releases, and serve garnishing with fresh coriander leaves.

    My Tip:

    Adding the roasted and fresh made powder of pomogranate seeds, cumin and coriander powder gives the dark color to the dish and also aroma. Add all the ingredients without missing any , for getting yummy and authentic punjabi dish. I used the measure of the ingredients according to my desire as the measure was not mentioned in the TV show.

    Reviews for Punjabi Chole (2)

    Surinder Kaura year ago


    Shweta Srivastava4 years ago

    Please share picture also hema?