Punjabi chole masala | How to make Punjabi chole masala

By Deepika Chauhan  |  23rd Apr 2016  |  
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About Punjabi chole masala Recipe

I am inspired to cook it from one recipe book as well as Tarla Dalal's recipe.

Punjabi chole masala

Ingredients to make Punjabi chole masala

  • For pressure cooking:
  • 2 cup dried chickpeas
  • 2 cup water
  • 2-3 dried amla
  • salt to taste
  • For masala gravy:
  • onion - 1 medium sized, chopped finely
  • tomato-1 medium sized, chopped finely
  • 2-3 garlic cloves+1 small ginger=garlic ginger paste
  • asafoetida- 1/4 teaspoon
  • red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • coriander powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • cumin powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Punjabi chole masala- 2 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • 2 black cardamoms/elaichi
  • 4 peppercorns/sabut kali mirch
  • 1 cloves/lavang
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp amchur masala
  • For garnishing:
  • Chopped coriander leaves

How to make Punjabi chole masala

  1. Rinse and soak the chickpeas in enough water overnight. (Add enough amount of water.) Traditionally dried amla are added for the dark color.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the chole along with the dried amla. Add water in it along with salt. Pressure cook it for 20 minutes. (Once it has boiled, remove the amla pieces from it.)
  3. Add oil on a medium heat in a pan, add the asafoetida, black cardamoms, peppercorn, cloves, add the garlic-ginger paste, dry red chillies in it and saute well.
  4. Then add chopped onion and saute it. Next add chopped tomato and cook till it gets cooked well.
  5. Add turmeric powder ,chilli powder, cumin powder, aamchur powder, garam masala, punjabi chole masala and salt to taste in it. Mix it well.
  6. Add the water which was used to boil the chickpeas and cook it for sometime.
  7. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve this Punjabi chole with kulchas, bhaturas, pooris, rotis, along with sliced onions, tomatoes and lime.

Reviews for Punjabi chole masala (8)

Sathiya Vengatesana year ago

Pls tell the chole masala ingredients

Aayush Kansara2 years ago


karthika v3 years ago

I tried it today mrng.... ur recipe is super....it tastes good.... loved it
Aayush Kansara
2 years ago
plzz can u make and take a video of it and sent to me plzz this is my whatsapp no. 8850179408... plzz take a video and sent mr plz

Sarmistha Purkayastha3 years ago


lohia amit3 years ago


Nisha Halwasiya3 years ago

superb chole

g s3 years ago

hi.. I liked ur recipes a lot.do u have a website?

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