CHATPATE PUNJABI CHOLE- made with nourish chana Leave a comment


  1. Chole /Chickpeas 1 cup
  2. Cilantro / dhania⅛ cup
  3. Ginger 1
  4. Onions 2
  5. Tomatoes2
  6. Tea leaves / chai ki Patti½ tsp
  7. Chole masala 1 ½ tbsp
  8. Kashmiri red chilli powder1 tsp
  9. Dhania powder / Coriander powder ½ tsp
  10. Jeera powder / Cumin powder½ tsp
  11. Black pepper / Kali mirch4-5
  12. Cloves / Laung 2-3
  13. Cinnamon stick / dalchini1
  14. Bay leaves / tejpatta 1
  15. Hing / Asafoetida a pinch
  16. Saltas per your taste
  17. Oil1-2 tbsp


  1. Rinse drain the chole and soak them in 4 cups of water overnight.
  2. Make paste of the onions and the tomatoes and keep them separately.
  3. Add the soaked chole along with the water in a pressure cooker, followed by the grated ginger.
  4. Take a small square piece of cloth and add the chai ki patti or tea leaves in and tie the ends making a small potli and add it in the pressure cooker with ½ tsp of salt and mix it and cover and cook till the time you hear 8-9 whistles.
  5. After 9 whistles check if the chole are done by taking a spoon and a some chole in it and press and see if they break easily that means they are done or else you need to cook it for 2-3 more whistles. Remove the potli and keep chole aside.
  6. Now in a kadai add about 2 tbsp of oil and once hot add the tejpatta which is bay leaves followed by the cloves which is luang, then the dalchini which is cinnamon stick and then the kali mirch which is black pepper and cook for 30 seconds.
  7. After 30 seconds add the hing which is asafoetida and the kashmiri red chilli powder, then the onion paste of the two onions and mix it in and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the onions are fully cooked.
  8. Once the onions are fully cooked add the tomato paste of two tomatoes, followed by the dhainia jeera powder, which is cumin coriander powder, some salt, and the chole masala and mix well and cook for the next 3-4 minutes or until the tomatoes are fully cooked.
  9. After 3-4 minutes or once the tomatoes are fully cooked add the cooked chole from the pressure cooker and now mix them in.
  10. Now add the fresh dhania and mix them in as well and cook for the next 5 minutes.
  11. After 5 minutes our chole is ready so just transfer it in a serving bowl. Garnish with some fresh dhania and onion slice and green chilli

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