Chole | how to make chole easy way
Written by Jayashree
Published on February 23, 2014

This is one of the most popular dishes of north india. It is an all time favourite of kids and adults alike. It is made of kabuli chana , which is called as chick pea in english.

 

Why is this dish so popular?

First and foremost, it is tasty. It is one of the dishes which has been passed through generations. It can be eaten with a wide range of Indian breads, be it chapati, phulka, nan, rot ,purii or even bread. With puri or bhatura, it is called as channa bhature or relished with white bread as pav chole.

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The ingredients that you need are:

  • 1 bowl of chick pea
  • 3 onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 3 tsp chana masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves for garnishing

 

Method:

  1. Soak the chick peasovernight  in sufficient quantity of water.
  2. Chop the onions into chunks.
  3. Make a incision on the tomatoes and put them in hot water. Peel the skin after ten minutes.
  4. Grind the onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic together into a puree.
  5. Pressure cook  the chick peas with a tea bag in them.
  6. Take oil in a kadai, add the spices and then add the puree. Saute  for sometime, the oil should seperate. Then, mash the potato and add to it and mix well. Now, add the chana masala and chilli powder and continue to saute for two more minutes. Add  salt and water to make a gravy.
  7. Once boiled for sometime, then put the chick peas and simmer on low flame for tenmore minutes.  Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
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Chole | how to make chole easy way

Chole made of chick peas is a popular and delicious north indian dish. It pairs well with puri, bhatura or even chapati.

Course lunch, lunch ideas, Main Course
Cuisine north indian
Keyword chickpeas easy way, chole, north indian, punjabi chole
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 6 hours
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chick pea
  • 3 onion
  • 3 tomato
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoon chana masala
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • coriander for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Soak the chick peas overnight  in sufficient quantity of water.


  2. Cop the onion into chunks.

  3. Make a incision on the tomatoes and put them in hot water. Peel the skin after ten minutes.

  4. Pressure cook the chick peas with a tea bag in them for three whistles.

  5. Take oil in a kadai, add the spices and then add the puree. Saute for sometime, the oil should seperate. Then, mash the potato and add to it and mix well. Now, add the chana masala and chilli powder and continue to saute for two more minutes. Add salt and water to make a gravy.
  6. Once boiled for sometime, then put the chick peas and simmer on low flame for tenmore minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

 

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14 Comments

  1. Piyali Mutha

    Chole is a weekly affair in my family. That platter looks so yummy & inviting. Comfort food at its very best.

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  2. Geetha Priyanka

    Chole is such a versatile dish which can be paired up with rice or roti. I can finish off the plate with chapathi and yummy chole.

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  3. Shobha Keshwani

    All time favourite dish.. and versatile too. can be served with bhaturas, bread, puri, roti, kulcha ..

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  4. Lata Lala

    Love eating Choley with fluffy bhaturas. This is one dish which is favorite of everyone at my place.
    Lovely share.

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  5. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    I love choley and this quick version i can feel is so full of flavour. Some hot baturey and we are so set.

    Reply
  6. themadscientistskitchen

    Chole like you say are very popular n welcome in any home. I think we will love the mild flavour of these chole

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  7. Soma Mukherjee

    Chole bhature for weekend lunch’s is my family favourite loved your easy and quick recipe for the same , thanks for sharing.

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  8. Poonam Bachhav

    Chole is my all time favourite dish . My son also loves it to the core , so it is in fixed menu during the weekend for us. Lovely share !

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  9. Vanitha Bhat

    I can have chole any time and with any thing; bread, rice or roti!! Beautiful share dear; chole made simple yet so tasty and yummy!

    Reply
  10. Freda @ Aromatic essence

    I’ve never tried adding a potato in chole. It sounds interesting, probably helps thicken it up a bit too. Looks delicious 🙂

    Reply
  11. Jolly

    wow chole our family favourite dish & prepared once in a week. I loved your quick version recipe, I have never added potato in it. This is something new for me. Loved to eat with poori,roti& rice.

    Reply
  12. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    All time favourite dish at my place !!! A best combo with puri, roti, kulcha, bhaturas, bread ….. Lovely share !!!

    Reply
  13. theculinarypeace

    This recipe of Chole is so much different than how I generally do. Looks really easy and delicious, would love to try.

    Reply
  14. Pavani

    Chole with poori is my Sunday’s breakfast. Thanks for sharing this quick and delicious recipe.

    Reply

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