Punjabi Chole - SK Khazana

Chole served with kulche or bhature is a favoured dish of the Punjabis This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Punjabi Chole - SK Khazana

Main Ingredients Chickpeas, Dried gooseberry pieces (amla)
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 7-8 hour
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Punjabi Chole - SK Khazana

  • 2 cups Chickpeas soaked overnight & drained
  • 3 Dried gooseberry pieces (amla)
  • 2 Tea bags
  • 3-4 tablespoons Ghee
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 cup Fresh tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons Chole masala
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 Medium tomatoes quartered


  1. Put the chickpeas into a pressure cooker, add gooseberry pieces, tea bags and 4 cups water. Close the lid and cook under pressure on medium heat till 6-7 whistles are released. Open the lid once the pressure settles completely and discard the tea bags.
  2. Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Add green chillies and ginger-garlic paste and sauté on medium heat till the raw flavours disappear.
  3. Add tomato puree and saute till fat separates. Add chole masala, mix well and saute for a minute.
  4. Add cooked chickpeas and salt, mix well and bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Add coriander leaves and tomatoes, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot with kulcha.