How to make Chikkad Chole - SK Khazana -

Chickpeas cooked with some powdered masalas and lot of oil – tastes best with kulche or bhature

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Kabuli chana,

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Chikkad Chole - SK Khazana

Chikkad Chole - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chikkad Chole - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Kabuli chana soaked for 6-7 hours 1 1/2 cups

  • Oil 6 tablespoons

  • Onions medium, sliced 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic crushed 1/2 tablespoon

  • Ginger crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger cut into thin strips + for garnish 1 inch

  • Dried mango powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds crushed 2 teaspoons

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Black salt 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Dried pomegranate seeds (anardana) 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • A pinch red chilli powder

  • Some thin strips of ginger for garnish

  • Some thin strips of green chillies for garnish

  • Lemon wedge 1


Step 1

Heat 3 tbsps oil in a pressure cooker, add onion and a pinch of salt and sauté till golden brown.

Step 2

Add garlic, ginger, ginger strips, 2 cups water and drained chana and mix well. Add 1 cup water and mix. Cover the cooker and cook under pressure till 4-5 whistles are released on high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook further for 20 minutes. Allow the pressure to be released completely.

Step 3

Transfer the cooked kabuli chana into a non-stick wok, place it on heat and add 1 cup water. Mix well and mash the chana slightly.

Step 4

Add dried mango powder, crushed coriander seeds, crushed black peppercorns, black salt, crushed red chilli flakes, dried pomegranate seed powder, a little salt,coriander powder and red chilli powder and cook, without mixing, on low heat for a few minutes.

Step 5

Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a non-stick shallow pan, pour the hot oil over the masalas and continue to cook without mixing for about 30 seconds. Mix well and mash it slightly while mixing. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Take it off the heat.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with ginger strips, green chillies strips, and a squeeze of lemon on top. Serve hot.

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