Kabuli Chole

Punjabi Chana Masala

Chole also known as Chana Masala is a chickpea dish cooked in a spicy gravy. It is one of the most versatile dishes as it can be had with boiled rice, puris, bhaturas, roti.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Sindhi
Prep Time 10 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 121 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 2 cups Kabuli Chana
  • 2 large Onions
  • 3 medium Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Chole Masala
  • 1 tsp Haldi Powder
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera Powder
  • Green Coriander Leaves to garnish
  • 5-7 cups Water As per the consistency of gravy needed


  1. Wash and soak chole in water for all night.
  2. Next morning, In a pressure cooker, add 5 cups water.

  3. Add Salt, red chilli powder, haldi.

  4. Put in the chole and boil till 3 whistles on full flame.
  5. In a pan take 2 tablespoon oil.

  6. Add 3 medium size onion, chopped into slices.

  7. Fry till they turn light golden brown.

  8. Add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic-green paste and chopped green chilli.

  9. Fry for 1 minute.

  10. Add dry masalas like garam masala powder, dhania powder, Chole masala, Jeera powder, salt.Fry for 1 minute.
  11. Add 2 big size chopped tomatoes.

  12. Fry till sides leave oil.
  13. Add the chole water and whisk with a hand blender.

  14. Add the boiled chole and cook for

  15. whistles on slow flame.

  16. Garnish with green dhania leaves.
  17. Serve hot.
    Kabuli Chole