Authentic Punjabi Kaale Chole by Seema

Authentic Punjabi Kaale Chole by Seema


  • In a cooker, add the course onion
  • Stir till the onion water evaporates
  • Add oil once the onion paste is dry and cook
  • When the paste is pale brown in colour, add the garlic ginger paste
  • Let the mixture cook for about a minute
  • Add the pureed tomatoes
  • Give it a quick stir
  • Add the salt
  • Add the red chilli powder
  • Add the green chillies
  • Add the turmeric powder
  • Add the chole and the jeera powder
  • Stir well
  • Add the mint leaves
  • Add little bit of the chopped coriander leaves
  • Stir well and allow the mixture to cook
  • Once all the spices have incorporated well, add the kala chana
  • Add some water
  • Give it a quick stir
  • Grind the extra bowl of kala chanas and add to the mix
  • Ground kala chana will make the gravy thicker and tastier
  • Stir again
  • Add more water
  • Pressure cook the gravy for about 5 minutes more
  • Open the lid of the cooker and check the consistency
  • Add the coriander powder
  • Add the garam masala
  • Add the coriander leaves
  • Stir well
  • TIP: Add 1/2 a lemon if you wish the gravy to taste tangier
  • Ready to serve

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