Dhaba style pindi chhole | How to make Dhaba style pindi chhole

By Sarika Singh  |  22nd Apr 2018  |  
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About Dhaba style pindi chhole Recipe

Chhole is a very well known dish to everyone and is stapled with Punjabi cuisine. Though it is made in whole north India too, So here is super tempting dhaba style pindi chhole for all chhole and dhaba flavour lovers.

Dhaba style pindi chhole

Ingredients to make Dhaba style pindi chhole

  • 2 cup dry chick peas , soak it overnight or at least for 5-6 hrs
  • 1-2 tea bags
  • 3 big onions, thinly sliced 
  • 2-3 green chilies, broken in half
  • 2 big tomatoes, finely chopped 
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp gram flour ( besan)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds 
  • 1 tsp carom seeds( ajwain)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder 
  • 3 tbsp chana/ Chhole masala
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 - 1  tsp chaat masala powder ( as per taste)
  • 2 tsp kasoori methi , crushed between palms
  • 1/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped 
  • lemon juice as per taste
  • salt to taste
  • oil
  • For Tempering:
  • 4 GREEN cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • For final tempering:
  • 1 tbsp ghee ( you can use more if not much calorie conscious 
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic , finely 
  • 2-3 dry red chilies 
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp carom seeds( ajwain)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida ( heeng)

How to make Dhaba style pindi chhole

  1. First of all cook chick peas with little salt and tea bags in a pressure cooker till they become fully cooked and tender. Now remove tea bag from it and keep aside for later use.
  2. Meanwhile dry roast 1 1/2 tbsp of coriander seeds till nice aromatic and golden brown. Let it cool and pound it to coarse powder. Keep aside for later use.
  3. Heat oil in a wok, add first tempering spices and Saute till it become aromatic.  Now add onions and green chilies, saute for 2-3 minutes and add carom seeds. Now fry it till onions become nice golden.  Add pounded coriander powder and saute for a minute. 
  4. Now add gram flour and saute for a minute. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 3-4 minutes or till its raw smell goes off.  Add chopped tomatoes followed by coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, Chana masala and some salt. 
  5. Now saute it till tomatoes are nicely cooked ,mushy and started leaving oil. It will take good 6-7 minutes or more. So fry it with patience for best outcome.
  6. Now add chickpeas along with its water and mix well. Adjust salt and bring to a boil. Now simmer it for 10-15 minutes. Now add garam masala powder and chaat masala. 
  7. Simmer for another 1-2 minutes and add kasoori methi. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  8. Now heat ghee in tadka pan . Add asafetida ( heeng) followed by cumin, coriander and carom seeds. Let it fry for 1 min then add all other ingredients.  Fry till onions become golden. Now add this tempering to prepared chhole and mix well. 
  9. Finally add a dash of lemon juice to it as per taste and garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Your super tempting Dhaba style pindi chhole is ready to be served with kulcha/naan/ bhature or pulao.
  11. ** For more darker color of chhole add two tea bags, I used only one as ran out of stock.
  12. This is really authentic flavours of Dhaba and you will never regret , trying this. If you are a chhole fan then it is a must try recipe for you.

Reviews for Dhaba style pindi chhole (1)

Milli Garg10 months ago

Deliciously amazing!
Sarika Singh
10 months ago
thanks dear.. do try