Amritsari Chole Recipe

Amritsari Chole Recipe is a delicious recipe which is cooked in tomatoes and onion gravy with a whole lot of Indian Spices. Serve it along with puri and raita for a special weekend lunch

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Amritsari Chole Recipe
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Amritsari Chole is a variation from the normal chole recipe. You can normally find them dhabas and restaurant. In this recipe, we are using chickpeas that are cooked in tomatoes and onion gravy with a whole lot of Indian Spices. It is a favourite of many and is enjoyed with roti.

Bhaturas, Poori, and Kulcha are the best combinations for Amritsari Chole. 

Here are other chickpea recipes which you will like. 

  1. Chickpea Sundal Recipe
  2. Chickpea Orange And Sundried Tomato Recipe
  3. Tofu And Chickpea Patty Recipe

Cuisine: Punjabi
Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


3 Servings


  • 1 cup Kabuli Chana (White Chickpeas) , soaked overnight, washed, drained and cooked (with 1 black tea bag till soft)
  • For the tomato puree:
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • For the chole masala:
  • 2 tablespoons Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee , or butter
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 5 to 6 Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoons Chana Masala Powder
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic , grated
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , as required, for garnishing
  • Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves) , as required, for garnishing

How to make Amritsari Chole Recipe

  1. To begin with, the Amritsari Chole first, make a puree of the tomato and green chilies and keep aside.

  2. In a large kadai or deep saucepan, heat the oil and ghee.

  3. Add the whole spices (star anise, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and methi) and fry for a few seconds

  4. Stir in the onions and hing and fry for about a minute till they turn soft.

  5. Add the tomato paste and cook for a few minutes till it thickens.

  6. Stir in all the masala powders (except the chaat masala) and sauté till the oil separates.

  7. Pour in the cooked chickpeas along with the water in which it was cooked, black cardamom, chaat masala and salt and mix well.

  8. Taste the gravy for salt and sourness and if needed add more salt or chaat masala.

  9. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

  10. Add crushed Kasuri methi on top, mix well and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves. Bhaturas, Poori, and Kulcha are the best combinations for Amritsari Chole.

Last Modified On Thursday, 08 August 2019 13:32
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