Chole Kulcha Tacos

A creative twist on traditional Indian street food, featuring grilled kulcha "tacos" filled with spicy chickpea curry, crunchy cabbage, potato cubes, and tangy sour cream. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chole Kulcha Tacos

Main Ingredients Cooked chickpeas (kabuli chana), Readymade kulche
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 7-8 hour
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 1½ cups chickpea (kabuli chana), soaked overnight, cooked with tea bags
  • 4 ready-made kulche
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons ghee
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1½ cups tomato puree 
  • 2 tablespoons chole masala
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 green chillies, slit
  • ½ small cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small potato, boiled, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and soaked in vinegar
  • 2-3 green chillies, chopped
  • Carrot peels as required
  • Sour cream for drizzling
  • Coriander sprigs for garnish
  • Lassi to serve


  1. Heat ghee  in a non-stick pan, add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute. 
  2. Add tomato puree and mix well. Cover and cook till fat separates. Stirring occasionally. 
  3. Add chole masala, turmeric powder, salt, and mix well. Add cooked chole and green chillies, add 1 cup chole water and mix well. 
  4. Mash lightly using a masher and mix well. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  5. Once the mixture has thickened slightly, take it off the heat.
  6. Heat remaining ghee in a grill pan, and spread it evenly. Place the kulcha and press it slightly and cook on both sides till grill marks appear.
  7. Place grilled kulchas on a taco stand. Place a portion of shredded cabbage, and place a portion of prepared chole inside each kulcha. 
  8. Place a few potato cubes on each kulcha taco, sprinkle a little onion and green chillies.
  9. Arrange a few carrot strips and drizzle sour cream on top of each.
  10. Garnish with coriander sprigs and serve immediately.