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Chhole in Bengali style

Paramita Majumder
15 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chhole in Bengali style RECIPE

Chickpeas with potato and dessicated coconutin the curry makes this very special, best served with pooris or parathas.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • West Bengal
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. chickpeas 2 cups
  2. onion 1 sliced
  3. garlic pods crushed 3
  4. Dried coconut 2 tsp
  5. ginger 1 tsp crushed
  6. potato 1 cut incubes
  7. tomato 1 chopped
  8. For tempering
  9. Cumin seed , methi seeds , coriander seeds , Kalaonji seeds and mustard seeds together 1/2 tsp (paanchphoron)
  10. Dry Red chilli 1
  11. Bay leaf 1
  12. cumin powder 1 tsp
  13. coriander powder 1 tsp
  14. chilli powder 1 tsp
  15. Green chilli 2
  16. salt as per taste
  17. oil 3 tsp
  18. sugar 1/2 tsp
  19. Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  20. Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tsp


  1. Soak chickpeas after washing in salt water for 6-8 hrs, and then Pressure cook with baking soda for 6-8 whistles.
  2. Heat oil fry potatoes until golden brown and keep aside.
  3. In the same pan, heat some more oil and then and add paanch phoron , [Paanch phoron is a combination of whole spices in equal quantities, the spices include : cumin seeds, methi seeds, coriander seeds , mustard and kalaonji seeds] along with a bay leaf.
  4. Once they splutter, add the chopped onion and garlic, saute for few seconds and then add minced ginger. saute for few more minutes.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes, stir well and then add turmeric powder , cumin powder and coriander powder.
  6. Saute for 2-3 mins and then add chilli powder and salt.
  7. Add green chillies and dessicated coconut, cook for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Now add boiled chickpeas , reserve the water, give this a mix, cook for 5-6 minutes.
  9. Add boiled Chickpeas water and fried potatoes
  10. Add garam masala powder and tiny amount of sugar.
  11. When gravy becomes thick , switch off gas
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   Jan-16-2017

Looking absolutely delicious

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