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Chole Bature is one of the most popular dishes from Punjab.It is simple and very nutritious that why it has become comfort food of India.Kabuli channa is a popular lentil in most parts of India.It belongs to the pea family and its nutty ,creamy flavor and less in fat makes it popular and a favorite for anyone who tries it.They are naturally rich in protein 23% and are high in manganese , folate, iron and dietary fiber. This is a all time favorite at my home and I make it quite frequently.This may not be authentic way to make chole but this is how I make at home.


1 cup Chole (Kabuli Chana/Chickpeas) –the large grain variety

3 tomatoes, chopped
2 onions

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
5-6 Green chillies

2 Cloves
1 Bay Leaf
1 small stick Cinnamon broken into small pieces
2 tsp Chole Masala
1-2 tbsp Kasurimethi
1 tsp Garam Masala

1 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
3-4 tsp Ghee
1 tsp oil
1/2 tbsp Sugar
Marble sized Tamarind

2 tsp Tea leaves (or 1 Tea bag)
Coriander for garnishing
Salt to taste


Soak the Chole/Kabuli Chana overnight.
In a pressure cooker add Chole, about 4-5 cups of water, salt and tea leaves tied in a muslin cloth.You can also use a tea bag. The tea leaves give a nice dark brown color to the Chole.
Cook Chole upto 3 whistles.
In Meanwhile grind onion,green chillies, ginger and garlic ,cloves and cinammon without adding water.
Make Puree of the tomatoes in food processor and keep it aside.

Heat 3 tsp Ghee /oil in a Kadai.
Add the cumin seeds – bay leaf and and fry for 1-2 seconds.
Add onion paste and fry till it becomes pink color then add the ginger-Garlic paste and Green chillies paste and fry in medium flame till ghee separates from it.

Then Add Chole masala ,chilli powder, garam masala saute it for minute.
Now add the tomatoes puree and keep stirring.
After that add salt ,tamarind pulp, kasuri methi, sugar .
Remove the Tea bag from the Chole and add the Chole along with the water and cook till its gravy thickens.
Remove from fire and garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with Puris , Bhaturas ,Naan, Rotis, accompanied with finely chopped onions and lemon pieces.

Cook Chole 1-2 hours before serving, so that they soak in all the spices.

This recipie is reaching Eat Healthy -Protein Rich hosted by sangeeth

This recipe is reaching Curry Mela hosted by Srivalli

Some appreciations:-

Srilekha and Priti has passed me Beautiful sweet "Award of Friendship". Thanks a lot srilekha and priti.I felt very happy to receive this award from both of U.Nice to have new friends like U. Will cherish Forever.

I would like to forward this to Hetal, Sripriya, Asha, Uma,Maheswari,Swati Raman Garg

Srilekha has passed me another beautiful award called" Yum-Yum blog award"....Thanks very much for the cute award Srilekha.

I would like to forward this yummy award to Cham, Madhavi,Priti,Rekha's Kitchen,Trupti

Congratulations to all of U.......


  1. Cham said...
    Delicious Chole...Congrats on ur awards and thanks to pass it :)
    Srikitchen said...
    hi siree
    channa masala is too... good. i too prepare this at home but u have done it in a unique way. adding tea bag to channa is a very new concept for me.. superb tips..
    congrats on all ur awards..
    how is ur daughter convey my regards to her.
    Unknown said...
    thanks a lot sireesha so nice of you chole looks yummy that is onion mundu arthm kaledu kinda plate lo choosaka telisindi once again thanks for the award
    Mahimaa's kitchen said...
    hi, thanks for visiting my site.. your recipes are mouthwatering!! just went through some of your recipes.. looks interesting!
    Indian Khana said...
    Tea bag while boiling chole?? Never heard this before...I don't add sugar too...I shall try the tea bag tipe :-)..Congrats for all the awards..I'm glad U accept the friendship award from me...and thanks for passing the award to Me. Have a gud weekend..
    FH said...
    Slurp! Slurp! My fave chole-Bhatura! No matter how many versions I see, I still drool and want to make it anyway!:D

    Enjoy your awards and thanks for mine too, hugs!
    Hetal said...
    I have a treat for you in my blog,check it out..
    Unknown said...
    channa masala looks tempting...
    congrats on your awards,,,
    EC said...
    Agree with Asha...Its my fav too, but long since I made it..Congrats on the awards
    Unknown said...
    thank you so much for thinking of me!Really i am happy to say this....thxs alot dear...
    Laavanya said...
    Chole bhatura is a hot favorite of mine for as long as I can remember! The colour of the chole is very good!
    Uma said...
    Love the chloe! Looks so delicious. Congrats on the awards and thanks for passing the award.
    Swati Raman Garg said...
    hey thanks for passing it... and its a anytime food na... i love it...
    Trupti said...
    Hey Sireesha, Chole looks delicious. Congrats on all awards and thank you very much for passing the award to me.
    Dori said...
    Oooooh, That looks so good... It's bookmarked! Congratulations on the award!
    Seena said...
    Hi Sireesha,
    Couldn't visit any bloggers much..Loved ur recipes and esp.channa masala is tempting, am drooling..
    Srivalli said...
    Sireesha, Thanks for all your lovely entries..everything looks so delicious!

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