Punjabi Cholle By Ranveer Brar

Punjabi Cholle

Learn the recipe for one of the most loved delicacy, Cholle.
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Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-12 Min



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  • 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 roasted coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. 1

    Heat oil in a saucepan. Melt desi ghee in it. Add black cumin seeds ginger garlic paste, and chopped green chillies, onions, and tomatoes. Then comes the soaked chickpeas.
  2. 2

    Now for the spices: red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala are what goes into the mix.
  3. 3

    Pour in tomato paste and water.
  4. 4

    Combine all the ingredients well. Place the lid on the saucepan and allow to cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. 5

    Sprinkle roasted and crushed coriander seeds, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Give it a good stir.
  6. 6

    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. Mix it well.
  7. 7

    For the plating: Transfer the chole onto a plate, and top it off with the chutney.
  8. 8

    Give the final touches with a dollop of butter and a sprig of coriander.

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