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Punjabi Chhole

Updated: Dec 18, 2021

Chickpeas cooked with onions, tomatoes and lots of Indian spices giving it a spicy and tangy taste. It is popular street food especially in North India. Chole are usually served with bhaturas which are a kind of fried puris.


1 1/2 cup chick peas

2 medium onions

2 tomatoes

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 inch cinnamon stick

2 cloves

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp red chilly powder

1/4 tsp amchur powder

2 tbsp oil

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves to garnish

To temper

1tbsp ghee

7-8 ginger julienne


Soak the chick peas overnight in water. Pressure cook them the next day. 

Sliced onions & stir fry them till brown with little oil. When they cool grind them into a fine paste.

Make puree of 2 tomatoes.

Now heat oil in pan. Add cloves, cinnamon stick & mix. Then mix the onion paste & saute for 2-3 minutes.Then add the tomato puree. Saute till oil separates. Then mix the ginger garlic paste & saute for a minute. Add turmeric & red chilly powder & mix well.

Mix the boiled chick peas now & add salt as per taste. Add  amchur powder for tangy taste.Add some water to this & cover & cook for 5-6 minutes.

Turn off the heat. Heat ghee in another pan.Temper with ginger  julienne & green chilies (optional)

Garnish with coriander leaves.Punjabi Chhole is ready to serve. Can be eaten with bhatura, pooris or chapatis/phulkas.

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