Recipe: Panjabi Chhole

Panjabi chhole is very famous north India recipe. Which you can eat with rice, chapati, naan, puri and bhature. Here I am writing very easy recipe for making panjabi chhole.


– Kabuli chana     2cups
– Tomato paste     1 cup
– Ginger and garlic paste 1 tablespoon
– Onion 1 chopped
– Green chilies     1 chopped
– Cumin seeds(jeera) ¼ tbs
Turmeric powder  ¼ tbs
– Red chili powder ½ tbs
– Coriander powder 1 tbs
– Chana masala 3 tbs
– Oil for cooking
– Salt as per taste


– Soak kabuli chana in lukewarm water with tea bag for whole night.
– Take soaked kabuli chana and tea bag in pressure cooker  and  cook till become soft. The duration for pressure cooking vary for type of chana.
– Heat oil in pan and when heated add cumin seeds to crackle.
– Now add  ginger garlic paste and chopped onion.
– When onion turns pink add coriander powder  and cook for 1 mins.
– Add turmeric powder,salt and red chili powder.
– Add chana masala and cook at medium flame.
– When all the spices get cooked add tomato paste and green chili and mix well.

– Add pressure cooked chana to it. You may also add the water that is use to cook chana in cooker.  Cook till all water evaporates. 
– Punjabi chole is ready garnish with dhania patti and serve.

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