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Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe | How To Make Chole

Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe

Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe:-

Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe is one of the most popular recipes of North India but now liked by all over India even in abroad. Additionally, Chole Bhature consists of two main combinations: Chole And Bhature. Moreover, Chole is simply made with white chickpeas with a spicy curry. On the other hand, Bhatura is unleavened Flatbread. It is often identified on the streets of India especially in Punjab and Haryana.

Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 225 calories 9.5 grams fat
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  • Process of making Chole Masala Powder:
  • 2 - 3 Red Chilies
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon (Dalchini)
  • 4-5 pepper corn
  • Other ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Soaked Chickpeas (soaked for 8 hours)
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tea bag
  • 1 pinch soda
  • 1 Cinnamon
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 Cardamom (Green)
  • 1 bay Leaf
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Cup Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Onions
  • 1 Tbsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Amchur powder (Dry Mango Powder)
  • 1/2 Cup Water (as per requirement)
  • Salt as per taste.


  • Take soaked Chickpeas, Rinse them all. Now boil them again within 3 Cups of water. Boiling Chickpeas with tea bags gives your chole a nice dark colour.
  • Pressure cook all the chickpeas for 2 whistles. 
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cloves, Cinamon, Cardamom and bay leaf.
  • When they start crackling, add ginger garlic paste. Saute for one minute till the raw smell disappears.
  • Add onions, fry them till they turn to nice golden brown colour.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes, at the same time, add some salt. Saute for 1 minute till the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
  • Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder and masala powder. Fry for 2 minutes till you get a pleasant smell of all the masala”s.
  • Now add 1 Cup of water to make a gravy. Add chole or chickpeas to the pan immediately after adding water.
  • Mix everything well and cook for 10 minutes till the gravy absorbed by the chickpeas.
  • when the gravy thickens, switch off the flame.
  • Garnish Chole with coriander leaves and served hot with Bhatura’s.

Punjabi Chole or Chole is slightly different from Chana Masala. Chana Masala is made with the basic ingredients. On the other hand, in Chole, we add some extra ingredients. Black cardamom is specially used in Chole Recipe.

Another main difference is: Chole is spicier, tangier and spicy than chana masala. So, chole is now turned up into a flavourful and delicious recipe.

How Chole is made of?

Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe

The very first step of making Chole starts with soaking the chickpeas overnight at least for 8 hours. Then we also need to pressure cook it up to 4 whistles. Curry or gravy is made with onions and tomatoes.

To give black color to Chole, we need to add Chana or soaked chickpeas in Tea decoction. Next morning, cook the chickpeas in the same water. The color of chickpeas turned out to be black.

Specialty Of Punjabi Chole Recipe:-

The specialty of Chole lies in its gravy and Spices and of course Garam Masala powder. Spices such as Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom and Bay Leaf give extra taste to this recipe. Additionally, you can also make Garam Masala in your home.

Also Read: Dal Tadka Recipe, Chana Masala Recipe, Egg Biryani Recipe


Bhatura is made up of all-purpose flour or Maida and wheat flour. The ration of all-purpose flour to White flour is 3:1. Bhatura can also be made without yeast. We can add curd, baking powder or baking soda as a replacement of yeast.

Punjabi Chole Bhature (Servings):

Punjabi Chole Bhature can be best served with sliced onions, lemon cubes, and green chilies.

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