How To Make Chole / Homemade Chole Masale Recipe / Divine Taste With Anushruti

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Nov. 24, 2016

Learn how to make delicious Chole at home with Anushruti only on Rajshri Food.

Chole is a very popular Punjabi dish typically served with bhature.It is spicy chickpeas gravy which is tasty and lip smacking and is among the popular dishes from Indian Cuisine. So watch and learn how to make mouth watering Chole at home with Anushruti only on Rajshri Food.


Chickpeas 250 Gram
Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
To make tamarind paste:
Tamarind 1 Teaspoon
To be ground to a smooth paste
Bay leaf 1
Black cardamom 1
Green cardamom pods 2
Cinnamon stick 1 Inch
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Star anise 1
Cloves 4
Coriander seed powder 4 Teaspoon
Cumin seed powder 1 Teaspoon
Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Tomatoes 4
Fresh ginger 2 Teaspoon
Green chilies 2
Fresh coriander 2 Tablespoon
For the seasoning:
Oil 4 Tablespoon
Shahi jeera 3/4 Teaspoon
Asafetida powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt 2 Teaspoon
Chat masala 2 Teaspoon



1. Wash and soak the chickpeas in plenty of water overnight or for 24 hours. (Soaking this longer helps to remove the gas causing compounds, the white frothy substance that collects on the top is what you need to get rid of).


2. Drain the soaking water and pressure cook the chickpeas with water until tender, 10 to 15 minutes on low heat after the first whistle. If you have the patience or dont have a pressure cooker then cook the beans in a stock pot until tender, about 45 minutes to an hour.

3. In a blender put in all the spices and the spice powders and blend to a coarse powder.

4. Put in the chopped tomatoes, ginger, green chili and coriander and blend to a smooth puree without using any water.

5. In a wok or kadhai, heat the oil and once the oil is hot, stir in the shahi jeera and after a few seconds, put in the asafetida. Then you need to add the spiced tomato puree and cook till the oil separates from the tomatoes on medium low heat, stirring in between, about 5 to 8 minutes.

6. Mash the tamarind with your hands and extract the juice using a strainer. (You can also do this while adding the tamarind into the chickpeas by holding the strainer over the chickpeas).

7. Put in the cooked chickpeas, the cooking water, the tamarind extract and cook till the water is reduced and you get a gravy of the required consistency.

8. Stir in the chat masala and salt and turn off the heat.


9. Garnish with fresh coriander and chilies if you like and serve hot with rice or Indian breads. Chole is ready to be served!

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4