Hello everyone! Days here are getting colder by the day. From what I have heard, this is going to be the last week of summer here. So, we have been trying to make the best of this beautiful weather before fall sets in. This past weekend was a long weekend with Monday being Labor Day. We took an amazing and fun filled road trip to New York City which is about a 6.5 hour drive from here. I will share more on that in my upcoming post. Today, I am here to talk to you about another delicious recipe – Punjabi Chhole or Chickpeas.

Punjabi Chhole

I made this dish a few days back when I wanted to make chhole but wanted to try something new this time. So I came up with this very simple and no fuss recipe. But mind you, this is loaded with flavor and you will be licking your fingers at the end of the meal! This was such a hit at my house! This took such little time to make that I was so ‘un-tired’ at the end of cooking this so I decided to make some bhaturas to wipe these Punjabi Chhole off my plate! Usually I steer away from fried stuff (puris, bhaturas etc.), but this time since I had so much time at hand, I decided to make husband happy. Chhole bhature is his favorite gluttonous meal!

Versatile and spicy Punjabi Chhole!

This recipe has just the right amount of masala, gravy and tanginess to go perfectly with puris or bhaturas but will even pair well with Zeera rice or boiled rice. Being a true Punjabi and Delhiite, I added in some potatoes also which turned out to be a very good decision.

punjabi chhole

punjabi chhole

You can check out my other masala chhole recipe here.

Another important point here is that this an absolutely no fuss recipe and uses no onion and no garlic. So without further ado, let’s get right into the recipe.

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Punjabi Chhole
Super easy and so delicious, this recipe will become your go to!
  1. Soak the chhole in enough water for 8-10 hours or overnight.
  2. Next morning, drain the water and wash them again. In a pressure cooker, put this chhole and add water. The level of water should be about an inch higher than chhole.
  3. Add the baking soda and the tea bags also. Peel the potato and add whole of it to the pressure cooker (dont cut it). Add salt and pressure cook till one whistle. After one whistle, lower the heat to low and let it simmer for another 6-7 minutes.
  4. In a pan, heat the oil and add cumin seeds. Keep the heat low. Add fenugreek leaves, ginger paste, chopped green chillies, coriander powder and stir well. Add the slit green chillies, chhole masala and julienned ginger also.
  5. Add the tomato puree and stir well. Add red chilli powder and stir well. Saute till the oil separates.
  6. Add salt. Stir. Once the chhole are done, remove the tea bags and potato and add the chhole to the masala. Cook covered till 3-4 minutes.
  7. Dice the potato and add to the chhole.
  8. Garnish with lots of coriander and enjoy!!
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I hope you liked this recipe. Its perfect for holidays and weekends when you want to treat your family but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen!

Till next time…

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