October 30, 2019

Chataka Chole -Vegan

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Chataka Chole- isn't this name very fascinating?  I too was intrigued by this  name on the menu when we dined out last  weekend at a restaurant.  We immediately ordered it and wow..it was an explosion of flavors in our mouth . The chole was served with piping hot butter slathered Amritsari Kulcha and needless to say it was a match made in heaven.  I have tried to replicate it and was successful to a very great extent. Do try out this recipe dear friends and I am sure it is going to be a super hit with your family and circle of friends too .
I paired it with hot fulkas and simple vegetable pulao for dinner last night .

Preparation time - 5 mins
Soaking time - 8-10 hrs
Cooking time- 45 mins
Serves - 3 to 4 people

200 gms Kabuli channa /chickpeas/garbanzo beans
2 green chillies
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
2 tea bags or 2 tsp tea leaves tied in a muslin cloth
2-3 cloves
1 bay leaf
2 cardamom
Salt as needed
2 tablespoon oil
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp haldi
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp Chole masala
1/2 tsp anchor powder or chat masala

Soak the chick peas in sufficient water for over 8 to 10 hrs. 

Drain the water and rinse once again and pressure cook the Chole with the tea bag , cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and some salt until it is cooked soft and slightly mushy .let the pressure release ,open the lid and slightly mash it with a masher or a spoon.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the green chillies , ginger , turn off the stove and add all the spice powders (haldi , chilli powder , garam masala and Chole masala ) to the hot oil .

Pour this hot oil mixture over the cooked Chole, add 1 cup water, salt if needed and the amchur powder . Mix it well and pressure cook for another 1 whistle on medium flame .

Let it rest until pressure releases . Lastly ganeish with fresh coriander and serve hot .

Linking this post to Kalyani's blog who is hosting  MLLA event 132 . Do visit her blog Sizzling Tastebuds for some exciting and tasty recipes.


  1. This is surely a delightful way to eat Chole - one of our fav dishes. bookmarking to try ! please also update the MLLA link with Lisa's blog and Susan's too !

  2. Chataka Chole looks delicious even without the addition of onions. Verywell made with a Punjabi touch I love it with bhaturas.

  3. I love chole and am always interested in different ways of cooking them. Your recipe makes them look delicious even without adding tomatoes. Adding amchur is a great way to get taste and colour.


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