Chole Recipe

Chole Recipe with step-by-step pictures and the detailed recipe that will guide you to make this irresistible curry at home very easily.

Mainly, Chole is a thick chickpea gravy cooked and simmered in onion tomato gravy along with spices that lend an aromatic flavor to this dish.

Chole Bhatura is one popular dish that is a favorite of every individual irrespective of age. Moreover, it is a match made in heaven and it pairs so well especially when served with sliced onions and pickles. This is one of the fast-selling dishes in any Restaurant or Dhaba you visit. Chole Bhatura is filling, nutritious, and tastes good too.

Chole pairs well with Bhatura. Do try this combination at home, if you haven’t already.

For more curries do check out these recipes
Methi Malai Paneer
Paneer Butter Masala
Mix Vegetable Curry
Tawa Paneer Masala

close up view of chole bhatura recipe

Chole

Hetal Kamdar
Chole Recipe with step-by-step pictures and the detailed recipe that will guide you to make this irresistible curry at home very easily. 
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup white chickpeas | Chole
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • For Gravy
  • 2 small onions diced
  • 1 big tomato diced
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 1- inch ginger
  • 4-5 garlic pods
  • For Chole Masala
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • 2-3 dry red chili
  • 1-2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1/1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder | amchur powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder | Dhania powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder | jeera powder
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • How to boil Chole
  • Firstly, wash chana in running water and soak chickpeas | chana in overnight in warm water for 7-8 hours.
  • Next morning remove all the water from the chole and take freshwater. Take a pressure pan and add chole to it.
  • Add 1 tsp baking soda in the chole and also salt as per the quantity of chole and boil till 5-6 whistles. Cook on a medium flame so that chickpeas are cooked properly.
  • Once the pressure releases open the lid and leave it aside.
  • How to prepare the Chole gravy
  • Take all the ingredients mentioned for the gravy and puree it in a blender.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, and dry red chilies.
  • Leave it for 30 seconds and now add the gravy in the oil and cook it for 5-7 minutes till oil releases from the sides.
  • Now add all the spices mentioned in the recipe and further cook it for 3-4 minutes till you can smell the aroma and oil releases.
  • Add cooked chickpeas | chole in the gravy and stir it well.
  • Use all the water of the chickpeas and add half a cup of water if there is no enough water.
  • Let it simmer for another 3-4 minutes till all the spices blend well and gravy thickens.
  • Once you get the desired consistency of the gravy, switch off the flame and serve it hot. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and sliced onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 424mgPotassium: 419mgFiber: 7gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 886IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 3mg
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Step-by-Step Recipe of Chole

How to boil Chole

1. Firstly, wash chana in running water and soak chickpeas | chana in overnight in warm water for 7-8 hours.

soaking chickpeas for chole recipe

2. Next morning remove all the water from the chole and take freshwater. Take a pressure pan and add chole to it.

boiling chole for chole recipe

3. Add 1 tsp baking soda in the chole and also salt as per the quantity of chole and boil till 5-6 whistles. Cook on a medium flame so that chickpeas are cooked properly.

chole recipe

4. Once the pressure releases open the lid and leave it aside.

chole recipe

How to prepare the Chole gravy

5. Take all the ingredients mentioned for the gravy and puree it in a blender.

all the ingredients for chole recipe

gravy for chole recipe

puree for chole recipe

6. Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, and dry red chilies.

tadka for chole recipe

7. Leave it for 30 seconds and now add the gravy in the oil and cook it for 5-7 minutes till oil releases from the sides.

chole recipe | north indian recipe | restaurant style chole bhatura

8. Now add all the spices mentioned in the recipe and further cook it for 3-4 minutes till you can smell the aroma and oil releases.

spices for chole recipe chole recipe

gravy for chole recipe

9. Add cooked chickpeas | chole in the gravy and stir it well.

add cooked chickpeas

10. Use all the water of the chickpeas and add half a cup of water if there is no enough water.

simmering gravy chole recipe

11. Let it simmer for another 3-4 minutes till all the spices blend well and gravy thickens.

chole gravy

12. Once you get the desired consistency of the gravy, switch off the flame and serve it hot. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and sliced onions.

chole bhatue garnished with coriander leaves and sliced onions

Recipe Notes

  • You can also use Canned chickpeas in this curry. However, chickpeas need to be soft and al dente for this recipe.
  • Instead of blending the gravy, you can also use finely chopped onions and tomatoes in this recipe.
  • There is ready-made chole masala available, you can use that instead of the spices mentioned in this recipe.
  • Always serve it hot with Bhatura and sliced onions.

Finally, do check out other Chickpea recipes here
Vegan Chickpea and Pumpkin Curry
White Chickpea Hummus
Brown Chickpea Hummus
Chickpea Flour Pudding



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