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Punjabi Chole

Rita Arora
10 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Punjabi Chole RECIPE

White peas with whole garam masala and spices.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • North Indian
  • Boiling
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 1/2 cup white chickpeas
  2. 3 tbsp oil
  3. Whole garam masala (1 green cardamom, 1 black cardamom, 2 cloves, 1/2 star anise, 2 bay leaves, 1tsp jeera, 1tsp ajwain)
  4. 3 tomato (puree)
  5. 1 tsp ginger paste
  6. 2 green chilly
  7. salt to taste
  8. Black salt 1 tsp
  9. Deggi mirch 1 1/2 tsp
  10. Home made chana masala powder 3 tbsp
  11. Garam masala 1/2 tsp
  12. Chopped coriander 2 tbsp


  1. Pressure cook the soaked chana for half an hour on low flame.
  2. Home made chana masala: Jeera 2 tbsp, coriander seeds 2 tbsp, pomegranate seeds 2tbsp. Dry roast on low flame and grind into a powder.
  3. Heat oil in a wok, add whole spices, fry on low flame, add tomato ginger paste, chilly powder, chana masala powder and cook till the oil saperates.
  4. Add boiled chole and slit green chilly. Let it boil for 15-20 minutes on low flame.
  5. Garnish with chopped coriander and onion rings.

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Archana Telang
Archana Telang   Jul-09-2016

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