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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. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 165 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


Sodium: 424mgCalcium: 73mgVitamin C: 45mgVitamin A: 886IUSugar: 8gFiber: 7gPotassium: 419mgCalories: 165kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 5gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 26gIron: 3mg
Keyword Chole
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