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Recipe by Arathi Sridhar of

This is a typical North-Indian simple and basic dish. It's easy to prepare and tastes great too. So why not try at home!!!

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

  • 1 pack Gorbanzo Beans, canned
  • 4 nos. Onion, half diced and half paste
  • 2 nos. Tomato
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Spice mix for Chaat
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil


  1. Wet Grind 2 Onions, 2 tomatoes, ginger, garlic and 1/4th of Garbanzo beans.
  2. Heat oil and add turmeric powder and onions.
  3. Fry till golden brown.
  4. Then add the paste,some water and salt. Boil for about 10 min.
  5. Finally put chhole masala and chilli powder and boil for few more minutes.
  6. Serve hot with puris.



When do we add the main/canned chole? I prefer when the onion and garlic is fried in oil before boiling. But Thanks for adding this recipe which was helpful when I thought I have forgotten how to make the chole.



Hey this sounds interesting...... You have added few new steps to the traditional recipe of chole like grinding 1/4 chole with masala. They will really make the gravy thick. Thanks. That'll be very helpful.


The 'Garbanzo beans' in cans smell horrible and they must be thoroughly washed before the beans are used for cooking.