Punjabi Chole
Learn the recipe for one of the most loved delicacies, Cholle, from Chef Ranveer Brar. This Punjabi style cholle is your perfect pick when you're craving for some hot and spicy food. Serve these Cholle with kulche and slices of onions.
Chef Ranveer Brar's Punjabi Chole recipe

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-10-15 Min


- Easy

Preparation Time

- 10-12 Min


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp desi ghee
  • 1 tsp black cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp green chillies
  • 1/4 cup onions
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes
  • 1 cup soaked chickpeas
  • salt
  • water
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds roasted
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves
  • 1/2 Lemon


  1. 1

    Heat oil in a saucepan.
  2. 2

    Melt desi ghee in it.
  3. 3

    Add black cumin seeds ginger garlic paste, and chopped: green chillies, onions, and tomatoes.
  4. 4

    Then comes the soaked chickpeas.
  5. 5

    Now for the spices: red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala are what goes into the mix.
  6. 6

    Pour in tomato paste and water.
  7. 7

    Combine all the ingredients well.
  8. 8

    Place the lid on the saucepan and allow to cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  9. 9

    Sprinkle roasted and crushed coriander seeds, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  10. 10

    Give it a good stir.
  11. 11

    For the accompaniment/chutney: In a mixing bowl, add tamarind chutney, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes (de seeded), salt, red chilli powder, chopped coriander leaves and oil.
  12. 12

    Mix it well.
  13. 13

    For the plating: Transfer the chole onto a plate, and top it off with the chutney.
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Ranveer's fascination with food began on the streets of Lucknow. One of India's youngest executive chefs when he headed the kitchen at The Claridges, New Delhi, he has also spearheading Taj Group properties like Goa-based restaurants Morisco, Il Camino and Fishtail. This globe-trotting award-winning chef paints in his free time.

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