Amritsari chole recipe | Punjabi chole

Amritsari chole recipe

The traditional Amritsari chole Recipe is an authentic & Punjabi-style recipe. Today I’m going to share with you all my version of preparing this delicious chole.

I’m sure when you will try this you will thank me for the recipe because it’s so simple yet delicious to eat and you will remember the streets of Amritsar & Punjab if you have ever eaten on the streets.

Amritsari chole recipe

So we should not waste our time and jump directly to the traditional Amritsari chole recipe.

let’s look at the ingredients to what we need in making this authentic curry as most of the ingredients are already available in our Indian kitchen.

Amritsari chole recipe

Recipe by Priyanka BhagatCourse: BreakfastCuisine: PunjabiDifficulty: Medium


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Try out this super amazing punjabi style amristari chole recipe.


  • Chole 1cup

  • Tea leaves 2tbsp

  • Water

  • Salt to taste

  • Baking soda 1tsp

  • Onion 2-3 chopped

  • Tomato 2 medium size

  • Ginger garlic paste 1tbsp

  • Green chilies- 2-3 chopped 2 slit

  • Coriander leaves/Kasuri methi

  • Oil

  • Jeera 1tsp

  • Hing a pinch

  • Ginger – chopped julienne

  • Haldi powder 1tsp

  • Dhaniya powder 2-3tbsp

  • Mirch powder 2tbsp

  • Amchur powderAnardana powder 1tbsp

  • Garam masala 1tsp

  • butter/ghee 2tbsp


  • Firstly soak chickpeas/Kabuli chana overnight or for at least 4-5 hours.
  • Then the next step is to boil the tea leaves or simply add the tea bag if you have. Take 2tbsp of tea leaves to 1 ½ cup of water in a saucepan & let it boil.
  • Time to boil chole. In a pressure cooker, add soaked chole, tea water, baking soda water & salt. You can even add whole garam masala like Dalchini, Bari Elaichi. Let it come to 5-6 whistles on medium-low flame.
  • Heat a kadhai and let’s start preparing the masala for chole. Add oil and let it heat, add jeera, Hing & let it splutter.
  • Then add finely chopped onions, green chilies & saute it for a minute or two, further add ginger garlic paste and cook for a min.
  • Then add Haldi powder, red chili powder and saute it. Add tomato puree, salt according to taste, add all the masalas and cook for some time.
  • Further add the boiled chole, garam masala, chopped ginger & slit green chilies, and let it cook for 2-3 mins on low flame.
  •  Complete the chole by adding fresh coriander leaves or roasted Kasuri methi and some butter to give it a nice taste.
  • Serve hot with fluffy Bhature, onions, green chilies & lemon wedges.

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Hello! I am Priyanka bhagat. I’m 23 years old and currently living in Chandigarh but born & brought up in Purnea, Bihar. I’ve completed my graduation from SOL, Delhi university in Hons this 2020.

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