Amritsari chole

Amritsari chole: taste and nutrients rich

Amritsari chole is a very famous Punjabi dish. Punjabi food is trendy worldwide because of its spices and taste. Amritsari chole is incomparable in taste. You can have this with kulcha, bhatura, Missi roti, or rice. It tastes best with all. Amritsari chole is made with Kabuli chana, packed with a lot of nutrients. It contains manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamins also.

Also try these delicious recipes: Kala chana curry, Maa ki dal/ Kali dal/ Black gram dal

Ingredients for Amritsari chole:

  • Kabuli chana – 1 cup
  • Onion chopped – 2
  • Tomato chopped – 2
  • Garlic crushed – 7-8
  • Ginger grated – 1 inch
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Big cardamom – 2
  • Green chili – 2
  • Cloves – 2
  • Tea bag – 2
  • Kasuri methi – ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder- as per taste
  • Dry mango powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as per taste


  • Firstly, soak Kabuli chana in water for 7-8 hours.
  • After that drain the water and put chana in a pressure cooker. Put 2.5 cup water, big cardamom, clove, bay leaves, baking soda, tea bag, and salt in it and close the lid, cook it on low flame until 4 whistles. Then open the lid after pressure releases.
  • Then, heat oil in a kadhai, put cumin, ginger garlic paste, and fry for a minute.
  • After that add onions and fry until they turn light brown, then, add turmeric, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt in it.
  • Now, add Kasuri methi in it by rubbing it in your hands, and fry all spices for a minute.
  • Then, add tomato, cover the kadhai and let the gravy cook properly.
  • Take out chane from the cooker, put them into the kadhai, and mix well.
  • Then add green chili long sliced and dry mango powder and cook for 2 minutes. Then close the flame.
  • Your delicious Amritsari chole is ready.

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