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Simple Rawalpindi Chole

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A popular Indian dish, the Rawalpindi chole ( chick peas ) cooked with the traditional Indian spices is an absolute delight. Pamper your taste buds with this mouthwatering recipe video that brings to you an easy way to make the authentic Rawalpindi chole.
  Cooked chickpeas 500 Gram, boiled
  Tomato puree 100 Milliliter
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ajwain 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Gram flour 50 Gram
  Chaat masala 1 Teaspoon
  Chana masala 2 Tablespoon
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Amchur powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Mango Powder)
  Salt To Taste
  Water 50 Milliliter

• Heat oil in a non-stick kadahi or wok
• Add cumin seeds and ajwain seeds
• Add Besan (gram flour) and stir (Bhunno) till light brown.
• Stir in powder spices and add Chole (chick peas)
• Cook 5 minutes.
• Add tomato puree and continue mixing
• Pour 50ml water, stir and cook for 5 minutes
• Add salt as per taste

• Garnish with Onion ring and Chopped coriander leaves.

• Rawalpindi chole should be served dry with nan, roti, bhature bread or rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Bean, Chickpea
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
A hot bowl of Rawalpindi chole is a delicacy to enjoy, when it is served with steaming rice or Indian breads like naan, roti, bature etc. It is also a good source of vegetable protein, fiber and loads of minerals. You can make it little less spicy, if you have kids. But you have the liberty to make it as spicy as you want.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 358 Calories from Fat 112

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.9%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 493.9 mg20.6%

Total Carbohydrates 48 g16%

Dietary Fiber 12.6 g50.4%

Sugars 9.1 g

Protein 15 g30.7%

Vitamin A 8.4% Vitamin C 11.2%

Calcium 9.9% Iron 30.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


shantihhh's picture
sounds great, do you add curry leaf ever?
shantihhh's picture
Made this last night yummy!
neelam.saxena's picture
I tried this recipe today....and wow it turned out yum.....
aparna.priya's picture
last night I tried the was gr8...
rehana's picture
I tried it this evening as a healthy snack for the family. Wow! Mind blowing!
Faraz's picture
When did Rawalpindi become a part of India lol.
Anonymous's picture
It was a part of India till the partition...when punjab was ripped into two, one half became part of Pakistan. Didn't you know that?
Anjali Chaubal's picture
I tried this.. it's delicious and I'll make chhole this way only in future..thanks for the recipe..
Nazish's picture
I am going to make cholay exactly this way today. Let's see how it will turn out. I agree with Faraz, when did Rawalpindi moved to India from Pakistan? :D
Sandhya H's picture
I have tried this recipe before.. It was a gr8 hit!! Yumm and quite authentic..
Mollya's picture
I tried yor recipe today and it turned out AWESOME! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I can tell you are a great chef! Keep all the great recipes coming.
Simple Rawalpindi Chole Recipe Video