Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe

Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe is a delicious recipe of chickpeas, boiled and tossed in fenugreek leaves, making it a super healthy dish. Serve it along with some puris for a lazy sunday breakfast along with some sooji halwa and lassi by the side, and your Sunday is done right.

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Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe
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Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe is a lip smacking yet healthy dish, where kabuli chana is cooked along with a base of onion-tomato and the added goodness of methi leaves. Soft boiled chole, masaledar methi masala, makes this chatpata dish that can be served for breakfast or even lunch. 

This Sukhe Methi Chole can also be used as a filling in wraps, to camouflage the stuffing inside the roti roll. 

Serve Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe along with Achari Masala Puri Recipe, Pickled Onions, Aam Ka Achaar, with a side of Gehun Ka Halwa and Rose Lassi Recipe for a delicious Sunday brunch. 

Try our other Chole Recipes: 

  1. Rawal Pindi Style Chole Recipe
  2. Chole Dhania Masala Recipe - Chickpeas in Fresh Coriander Gravy
  3. Chole Capsicum Masala Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

480 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

520 M


4 Servings


  • 1-1/2 cups Kabuli Chana (White Chickpeas) , soaked for 8 hours
  • 2 cups Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves) , washed and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 2 Onions , finely chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli , slit
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped

How to make Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe

  1. To begin making the Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe, wash and soak the kabuli chana, overnight. 

  2. Next morning, add the kabuli chana along with a cup of water and some salt into the pressure cooker, close the lid and pressure cook for about 7-8 whistles for about 30 minutes.

  3. Reduce the flame, and simmer for another 10 minutes, before you switch off the flame. Allow the pressure to release naturally. 

  4. Once the pressure has released, drain the excess water and set the boiled kabuli chana aside. 

  5. In a kadai, heat ghee on medium flame, to the hot ghee, add cumin seeds and bay leaf and allow them to sizzle. 

  6. Next add the ginger, garlic and green chilli and saute for about a minute. 

  7. To this add the onion and saute for a couple of minutes, or until the onions turn transparent. 

  8. Once the onions have softened and changed colour, add in the salt, and turmeric powder and tomatoes, sprinkle some water and cover with a lid. 

  9. Cover and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy. This will take a good 2-3 minutes on medium-high flame. 

  10. Now open the lid and mix well to bring the onion tomato mixture together. 

  11. At this stage add the washed and chopped fenugreek leaves and allow it to wilt down. 

  12. After a couple of minutes, you will see the methi leaves are well combined into the onion-tomato mixture. 

  13. Finally add in the dry spice powders - red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and boiled chole and give the Sukhe Methi Chole a good stir. 

  14. Stir fry the Sukhe Methi Chole for another 3 to 4 minutes and turn off the heat. Check the salt and adjust to suit your taste. Once done, transfer the Sukhe Methi Chole to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  15. Serve Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe along with Achari Masala Puri RecipePickled OnionsAam Ka Achaar, with a side of Gehun Ka Halwa and Rose Lassi Recipe for a delicious Sunday brunch.