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Amritsari Chole Recipe

Jun 07, 2018







Amritsari Chole is an all-time favourite dish, straight from the state of Punjab. Soaked Kabuli channa is combined with an assortment of spice powders to prepare this irresistible dish. Watch and learn this north Indian delicacy by Chef Varun Inamdar and pair it with garma garam bhature.


    For boiling chole
    2 cups Kabuli chana soaked overnight in water
    Potli masala:
    2-inch cinnamon
    4 nos black cardamom
    2 nos tej patta
    1-inch ginger crushed
    1 no. Amla
    4 tsp tea leaves
    ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    1 tsp black salt
    For gravy:
    2 tbsp ghee
    1 cup onion chopped
    1/2 cup tomato chopped
    4-5 green chillies, slit
    Chole masala
    2 tsp cumin
    1 tsp ginger powder
    2 tsp coriander seeds
    2 tsp fennel
    1 tsp amchur powder
    1 tsp anardana
    4 nos red chillies
    2 tsp garam masala
    ginger julienne for garnishing
    coriander leaves for garnishing


– Soak the chickpeas overnight or 8-10 hours
– Drain the soaked chickpeas and rinse well.
– Transfer it to the pressure cooker, add water, salt and potli masalas
– Close the lid and pressure cook till 5 – 6 whistles or till the chickpeas are completely cooked
– Strain the chickpeas and reserve the stock along with the spices.
– Heat ghee in a large pan, add chopped onion, cumin seeds, and bay leaves. Stir it well until it turns translucent
– Add ginger, red and slit green chilies. Combine it with tomato, salt, and powdered spices.
– Transfer the boiled chickpeas to the masala mixture. Add water and mix it well
– Keep the whole mixture on fire and simmer till the curry thickens
– Garnish it with coriander leaves and juvenile ginger
– Serve it with garama garama bhature

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Chef Varun Inamdar is a famous Mumbai-based chef and chocolatier. He is the author of 'Celebrate Life, Food and Wine' and has featured on numerous food shows. He was a Mentor-Guest chef on Master Chef India. Chef Varun is the Brand Ambassador of Ecuadorian cocoa in India.

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