Indian Chole Curry Recipe (whole chickpea curry) with step by step instruction! Yesterday made choles in white gravy turned out quite delicious. This is a vegan version of chickpeas. I have cooked chickpea with a secret ingredient will share it soon. We ate this lovely white curry with butter naan and jeera rice …. slurp mouth is watering. Also this recipe is no onion no garlic recipe.
I loved chickpeas since my childhood. During birthday parties have always eaten boiled chickpeas. They just kind of melt in your mouth and you keep eating them just like any other chips.
Indian Chole Curry is quite different than the other chole recipes made in India. There are some famous chole recipes like Amritsari Chole, Chole Masala, Chole Curry, Pindi Chana, Chana Masala and Chole Bhature. I have tried some versions of chole recipe like Amritsari Chole Bhature, Pindi Chana and Chole Masala.
My favorite is Chole Bhature. In middle eastern countries chickpeas are used for making hummus. Towards Bangladesh chickpeas used for making desserts. India chickpea Or gram flour is used in making fritters (pakoras) and making curries, pulaos, vegetables etc.
We make choles atleast once in fifteen days. Have tried lots of version but posting a unique version now 😉 ….. Chole Curry is easy to make, no chopping of veggies required, just handful of spices and made with basic ingredients easily found in your kitchen.
The only sad part for chickpeas are you have to soak them overnight. Then discard the water pressure cook choles until they are soft and cooked properly. If they aren’t cooked properly your dish would go for a toss. So do cook your choles properly.
Towards North India while boiling chanas Or choles tea bags are added. This helps in giving nice dark brown color to the grams. As I mentioned above lemme unveil the secret ingredient. I have boiled choles with amla (indian gooseberry) and you could see the color of the choles look great.
Let’s make Step by step Indian Chole Curry Recipe:
1. Pressure cook chickpeas with amlas Or tea bags immersed in water upto 4 whistles Or until its cooked and tender. Alternatively you could microwave chickpeas until soft and tender.
2. Take a deep pan add oil. Once oil is hot add all the spices from number 5 to number 12. Saute all spices for 20 secs.
3. Add the boiled chickpeas with salt, discard the amlas Or teabags. Don’t use them further.
4. Pour water and mix all nicely.
5. It’s time to add coriander leaves. No need to chop them just gently tear them with you finger and add to the curry.
6. Cook for 3 to 4 mins. Lastly add almond + cashewnut mixture.
7. Stir all well and cook for 2 mins more.
8.Taste and alter any spices if required. Serve Indian Chole Curry with jeera rice, naan Or roti.
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Chole Curry recipe details listed below:
- 200 gms dried chickpeas (choles)
- 2 to 3 indian gooseberry (amla) Or 1 teabag
- 2 cups water for boiling
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 t/s red chili powder
- 1 t/s black pepper powder
- 1 tbsp chat masala powder
- 1 t/s grated ginger
- 1 t/s garam masala power
- 1 t/s roasted cumin seed powder
- 1 t/s fennel seed powder
- ½ t/s turmeric powder
- 1.5 cup water
- 10 almonds + 10 cashews + 1 tbsp water (grind them until smooth mixture is formed)
- ½ cup coriander leaves torn with hand (optional)
- black salt Or salt as per taste
- Pressure cook chickpeas with amlas Or tea bags immersed in water upto 4 whistles Or until its cooked and tender. Alternatively you could microwave chickpeas until soft and tender.
- Take a deep pan add oil. Once oil is hot add all the spices from number 5 to number 12. Saute all spices for 20 secs.
- Add the boiled chickpeas with salt, discard the amlas Or teabags.
- Pour water and mix all nicely.It's time to add coriander leaves. No need to chop them just gently
- tear them with you finger and add to the curry.
- Cook for 3 to 4 mins. Lastly add almond + cashewnut mixture. Stir all well and cook for 2 mins more.
- Taste and alter any spices if required. Serve Chole Curry with jeera rice, naan Or roti.
2. If you don't have amlas it's okay use teabags instead.
3. If you are not comfortable using nuts use cream Or vegan cream.
suzanne Perazzini says
Another great looking dish. Indian food is so flavoursome.
That’s true Suzanne thanks 🙂
Chickpea curry looks so delish and perfect for rotis.
Thanks Savitha for dropping by yes it is a lovely curry 🙂 to have with rotis.