Posted: June 17, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Chole is one of the best dish loved and eaten by every indian. This is usually served with bhature or poori’s. Chole is prepared by white chick peas which is also called kabuli channa in hindi. Chick peas has a lot of nutritional values and its a good source of carbohydrates and protein.  




  • 2 cups white chickpeas
  • 1 small potato, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/3 cup of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 red chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind juice( you can adjust as per your taste)
  • 2 tablespoon oil plus 1 teaspoon oil
  • salt to taste


  • Soak chickpeas overnight , drain the same and pressure cook the chole with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt for 2 whistle. Do not over cook the chickpeas otherwise it will get mashed while making curry.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium high heat, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let it get splutter.
  • Add chopped onion followed by ginger, garlic, red chilli flakes and cook until onions are translucent.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder , salt to taste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cubed potatoes and cover the lid and cook for 1 more whistle. Let the cooker cool down and then open the lid.
  • Mashed the potatoes little bit to thicken the gravy.
  • Add boiled chick peas, tamarind juice and 1 cup of water to the gravy and give a boil.
  • Serve with chopped onions, cucumber, green chillies, chopped tomatoes and sliced lemon on top.


  1. Rachana says:

    I love chole… it looks so yumm!

  2. That sounds delicious and similar to a dish we call hummos in that the chick peas are cooked to death and served with some olive oil and garlic and cumin.

  3. pavani says:

    hi suma,nice to see u..chole is looking delicious and pic is perfect..n thx for dropping ur words on my blog

  4. RedChillies says:

    We love Chole at home and this looks delicious. Adding potato is a nice idea.

  5. Suman, I think this is the authentic way of preparing chole. The dish looks very nice with an attractive colour 🙂

  6. Simply Life says:

    I learn about so many new ingredients from your blog – looks great!

  7. vrinda says:

    This is my all time fav.looks perfect

  8. Tes says:

    It sounds delicious. Great picture. The recipe sounds simple, I think I can handle it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sridevi says:

    Love this chole with poori………Nice presentation.

  10. Uma says:

    looks so delicious 🙂

  11. Priya says:

    Prefect side dish for bhaturas, looks fabulous..

  12. Panchpakwan says:

    Looks so delicious chole…nice presentationji.

  13. Krishnaveni says:

    looks great with puri…nice presentation

  14. uma says:

    looks good.. nice presentation 🙂
    urad dal with rajma is a unique interesting combo!

  15. Yummy chole…lovely colour suman…sorry missed many of your posts, will seem them soon…

  16. Deepa says:

    chole looks absolutely yummy. Nice color. Wanna have this with jeera rice:-)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  17. kairali sisters says:

    Hi Suman..

    Chole looks delicious, perfect color, Love with rotis..

    Kairali sisters

  18. chole with chapthi wow what a combination yarr.. this chole looks so delicious addition of allo makes it more tastier,.. yummy one suman

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