Thursday, June 5, 2008

Punjabi Chhole or Masala chana

The preparation of Punjabi chhole has always been a challenge specially if you want it to have the real punjabi taste & aroma... After trying different styles & recipes, I have come up with a decent recipe for a punjabi chhole that has the real punjabi taste:)

Punjabi chhole recipe

(Serves 2)


1.5 bowls of garbanzo beans
1 potato
1/2 onion
1 tomato
1 red chilly
2 bay leaves
ginger-garlic paste
chilli powder
corriander powder
dry mango powder
chhole masala (Everest or Badshah)


  1. Soak the garbanzo beans overnight or for 8-10 hours.
  2. Pressure cook the beans and the potato.
  3. Take some oil in a pan. Add the red chilly, bay leaves, chopped onion & ginger -garlic paste to it and fry till onion is golden brown.
  4. Add the boiled garbanzo beans and 1/2 glass of water.
  5. Add the chopped tomato.
  6. Add salt, chilly powder, corriander powder, dry mango powder and the chhole masala and stir. Cook the chhole for 15-20 mins & serve with hot parathas.
  7. Garnish with finely chopped onions , green chillies and corriander (whole chilly cut from the centre).

1 comment:

Indian Foodie said...

Great simple recipe.
I like it and will give it a try.
Will let you know how it goes!

Thanks and please post more recipes like this.