Chikkar Chhole


  • Chick pea: 500 gms soaked overnight
  • Onion: 1 medium size sliced
  • Tomato: 1 medium size sliced
  • Coriander leaves : 3 tbsp chopped
  • Green chillies : 3 slit from middle
  • Ginger garlic paste: 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaves: 2
  • Cinnamon stick: 2-inch piece
  • Cloves : 3
  • Black peppercorns: 8-10
  • Mace: 1 flower
  • Carom seeds: 1 1/2 tsp
  • Pomegranate  seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds: 2 tsp
  • Black cardamom: 1
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 1/2 Tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt: as per your taste
  • Cooking oil


Step 1: Boil chickpeas adding 2 tea bags and salt until 6-7 whistles or till they are soft

Step 2: Dry roast all whole garam masala except bay leaves and cinnamon stick one by one at medium high heat till fragrant

Step 3: Let the spices cool down and then grind to a fine powder

Step 4: Heat 3 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok and add bay leaves and cinnamon stick, fry for 2 minutes.

Step 5: Add onions and fry till corners of onions becomes light golden in colour

Step 6: Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell disappears or for 3-4 minutes.

Step 7: Add turmeric, red chilli, coriander powder and salt, cook for one minute and add 1/2 cup water. Also, add tomato and green chilli and cook till all the spices become integrated.

Step 8: Add in the boiled chick peas and 300 ml of water ( add water which was used to boil chick peas ). Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 9: After 5 minutes open the lid and add chopped coriander and 2 tsp of roasted ground spice mix ( store the left out spice mix in the glass container ).Mix well and again cover and cook for 5 minutes at medium flame.

Step 10: Open the lid and mash few chickpeas. Switch off the flame and dish out delicious chicken chhole.

Garnish with coriander and serve with rice/Bhatura


NOTE: To watch the recipe video click here —–>Chikkar Chhole Recipe

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