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Chole (Version 1)

Today i am sharing the recipe of Chole. Punjabi’s make this often, this dish is an excellent source of proteins.Although Punjabi version of chole is different. Shall share that version soon.:) This dish is a favorite of my kiddo and makes a great side dish for rice and rotis.

Do try this and let me know your feedback on the recipe.

Chole (1)


Chickpeas (Chana) : 1 cup

Onions chopped: 1

Garam masala/ Chole masala: 1 tsp

Red Chilli powder,corainder powder and turmeric powder: 1 tsp each

Salt to taste

Water: 1 cup or more

To grind:

Onion: 1 chopped roughly

Tomatoes: 2 chopped roughly

Ginger: 1 inch

Garlic/; 2-3 cloves

Saunf :1 tsp

Pepper corns: 5-6 balls

Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp


Soak the chana in water overnight. Pressure cook for 6-7 whistles and keep aside until further use.

Heat oil in a pan and add the “to grind” items. Saute until tomatoes turns mushy, cool and grind in a paste.Keep aside.

1.Heat oil, add the finely chopped onions and cook till translucent.

2. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, corainder powder and saute for 2 minutes.

3. Add the grind ed onion tomato paste and cook till oil starts leaving sides.

4. Add the cooked chana,garam masala /chole masala,water and salt.Boil till desired consistency.

Serve Hot alongside roti/ rice.( I paired with Jeera Rice)

Chole (2)











Hi This is my chance to introduce myself. I am Parvathi, the author/owner of this space. I blog here about recipes that are simple yet tasty. I try to improvise on recipes without compromising on taste. Cooking is my passion. Though I am not very perfect, I love the imperfections and as they say “there’s always scope of better”. I like to follow that. I believe there’s a story for each recipe and the way it is developed. Also creativity is the secret ingredient of cooking. My inspiration for cooking comes from my mom. As cliched as it sounds, for me she is the best cook. 🙂 Cooking for me is a stress buster. Hoping this space help you too whip some amazing dishes and earn praises from your loved ones. Gmail: Instagram: foodaterian Twitter:

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