Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe

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chole recipe | Punjabi chole | roadside chole | Punjabi chana masala | with 18 amazing images.

chole is a very popular roadside chole chaat which is also called Punjabi chana masala. Who can resist the masaledar taste and tempting aroma of Chole? A popular chaat famous all across the country, and now all over the globe, chole features boiled white chickpeas flavoured with a wide range of spice powders, notably a special Chole Masala, along with onions, ginger and garlic.

Special aspect of this famous roadside chole is the cooking of the chana with tea, to give a rich flavour and colour to it. chole has too many variations and every Indian household has their own way of preparing it, this recipe is a Punjabi style of preparing the tongue licking chole!!

chole is one of the easiest and tastiest Punjabi sabzi. chole is a versatile dish as it can be had with any Indian bread be it puris, bhatura, roti, Paratha, naans or a kulcha.

Notes on Punjabi chana masala. 1. For pressure cooking kabuli chana for the Punjabi chole recipe, take a deep bowl, add the kabuli chana and cover them with enough water. Cover it with a lid and keep aside to soak for 8 hours. If you are in a hurry and do not have much time then you can soak them in hot water and cover it. It will be done in 4 hours. 2. Drain the kabuli chana well using a strainer. You can reserve the water and use it later while cooking at a later stage. 3. We have added finely chopped ginger as it gives a better flavour. Always use a very sharp knife to chop ingredients finely. 4. Mash the kabuli chana once lightly using a masher, do not over mash it. This light mashing thickens the gravy and gives a great taste.

Punjabi chole has gained its popularity in Indian resataurants as well as sold on Indian streets along with bhature! Also, you can have Punjabi chana masala at any given point of the day be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Learn to make chole recipe | Punjabi chole | roadside chole | Punjabi chana masala | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe recipe - How to make Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Chole
1 cup kabuli chana (white chick peas) , soaked overnight and drained
1 tea bag or 1 tsp of tea powder (chai ki patti) tied in muslin cloth
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp chole masala
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste

Method
For chole

    For chole
  1. To make chole, combine the kabuli chana, salt, tea bag and enough water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Discard the tea bag and drain the kabuli chana. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the onions, ginger and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minute or till the onions turn translucent.
  5. Add the chole masala, chilli powder, dried mango powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the kabuli chana, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Mash the kabuli chana once lightly with a help of a masher.
  7. Serve the chole hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy223 cal
Protein7.2 g
Carbohydrates26.8 g
Fiber11.7 g
Fat9.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10.5 mg
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe with step by step photos

Collection of chole recipe

  1. The  chole | Punjabi chole | roadside chole | Punjabi chana masala | made with spices and chickpeas tastes amazing with garma garam bhature but, it can also be served with tikkis or samosa to make various chaat recipes. Here are some recipes to make with chole :

Pressure cooking chole for chole masala

  1. For pressure cooking kabuli chana for the Punjabi chole recipe, take a deep bowl, add the kabuli chana and cover them with enough water. Cover it with a lid and keep aside to soak for 8 hours. If you are in a hurry and do not have much time then you can soak them in hot water and cover it. It will be done in 4 hours.
  2. Drain well using a strainer. Keep aside.
  3. Take a small piece of muslin cloth.
  4. Put the tea leaves in it.
  5. And tie it tightly. Keep aside.
  6. In a pressure cooker, add the kabuli chana.
  7. Add the salt.
  8. Add the muslin cloth tied bag.
  9. Add enough water.
  10. Mix it well.
  11. Pressure cook it for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Remove the tea muslin cloth.
  12. Drain the kabuli chana well using a strainer. You can reserve the water and use it later while cooking at a later stage.

Making Punjabi Chole masala gravy

  1. For the Punjabi chole masala gravy, heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. Allow the cumin seeds to crackle, it will take 30 seconds. Do not overdo it as the cumin seeds will burn. Add the onions.
  3. Add the ginger. We have added finely chopped ginger as it gives a better flavour. Always use a very sharp knife to chop ingredients finely.
  4. Add the garlic. This gives a great taste and a must to use unless you are a jain do not add it.
  5. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the chole masala, this can be bought readymade from any grocery store or super market but, if you wish you can also make it at home following this easy recipe for Chole masala powder.
  7. Add the chilli powder.
  8. Add the dried mango powder. You can also use lemon juice or anardana as a substitute.
  9. Add the turmeric powder.
  10. Furthermore, add the coriander powder.
  11. Add the cumin seeds powder and salt.
  12. Add 1 cup of water. At this stage, you can also make use of the water in which the kabuli chana was pressure cooked.
  13. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, stir it once in between.
  14. Add the kabuli chana.
  15. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, stir it in between.
  16. Mash the kabuli chana once lightly using a masher, do not over mash it. This light mashing thickens the gravy and gives a great taste. Your Punjabi chole is now ready!
  17. Also, you can add little coriander to   chole | Punjabi chole | roadside chole | Punjabi chana masala | if you want. Mix well and keep aside.
  18. Serve chole | Punjabi chole | roadside chole | Punjabi chana masala | hot garnished with onion rings. 

Reviews

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 26 Jun 19 03:55 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
27 Jun 19 12:22 PM
   Thank you!! We are glad you liked our recipe!!
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 25 Jun 18 03:50 PM
5

I''ll try this recipe but what''s the method to make chole masala? The recipe for it should be mentioned too
Tarla Dalal
26 Jun 18 10:08 AM
   Hi Soofia, Thank you for your suggestion. We will come up with a recipe soon and update you.
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 19 Apr 18 12:07 PM
5

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 31 Jan 18 08:13 AM
5

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 08 Jan 18 06:50 AM
5

Follow the recipe is the trick. I somehow don''t like the tea bags to be added and have always avoided it. Tastes awesome without it too. The only change I do is to pressure cook the chana for 5-6 whistles to get them soft and completely cook. Tastes superb and this is an all time hit in my family. Thank you for being the secret recipe to all my dishes ??
Tarla Dalal
26 Jun 18 10:12 AM
   Hi , We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and do let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 18 Jul 17 06:19 AM
5

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 20 Mar 17 09:46 PM
5

Tried this recipe....it was super delicious.....very fast , easy n tasty recipe
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 20 Feb 17 09:48 PM
5

Why the tea bag is required to boil with chole?
Tarla Dalal
21 Feb 17 08:56 AM
   Hi Rumia, that’s because the tea bags help in giving chole a dark brown/black color,but for a deeper darker brown color, you can add more tea bags. And before you start wondering, let me assure you that the tea bags do not hamper the taste of chickpeas in any way. Happy Cooking!!!
Chole ( Chaat Recipe)
 on 09 Jun 15 11:23 PM
5

Great tasting and easy to make, I used a tin of chickpeas and made it in next to no time
Tarla Dalal
25 Jun 18 04:22 PM
   That''s a great idea.
Chole ( Chaat Recipe)
 on 09 Jun 15 11:22 PM
5

Love this recipe.
Tarla Dalal
25 Jun 18 04:17 PM
   Hi , We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and do let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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