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Kale Chholay

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Chholay cooked with Indian spices and darkly roasted cumin powder.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 1-2days

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Kale Chholay

Main Ingredients

Chickpeas (kabuli chana),soaked overnight, Tea leaves




Main Course-Veg

Level Of Cooking


  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana),soaked overnight
    1 cup
  • Tea leaves
    2 teaspoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Olive oil
    1 tablespoon
  • Onion
    1 medium
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Ginger paste
    1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste
    1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Cumin powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Chana masala
    2 teaspoons
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder,roasted
    1 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves
    a few


Step 1

Drain and pressure cook the chana with 3½ cups water, salt and the tea leaves tied in a piece of muslin cloth for 6-8 whistles. Drain and reserve the cooking liquour. Heat olive oil in a non stick pan. Chop onion. Add cumin seeds to the pan and when they change colour, add onion and sauté.

Step 2

Add ginger paste, garlic paste and a little water and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, chana masala, red chilli powder and mix. Add chana and some cooking liquour, salt and mix. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.

Step 3

Add darkly roasted cumin powder and mix. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with bhature.

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