Chatpate Chole

Chatpate Chole are tangy spicy chickpeas cooked in dry pomegranate powder . The chickpeas absorb the color and flavor of pomegranate making them super delicious.

We are working on A to Z series for the regular BM , I have decided on Pick One State and Make Three Dishes . The state for January is Punjab , where I have posted Amritsari Tikki Chole’ and Bheega Kulcha . Both the dishes had Chole, and for today I have yet another Chole ! Chatpate Chole ! All three chola recipes are totally different.

 

This is a recipe that was shared by a Punjabi neighbor in Delhi . Bawa Aunty is an excellent cook and has some authentic traditional recipes from Punjab . So , this December while I was in Delhi , I made a point to spend sometime with her .

 

It’s an interesting recipe where after cooking the Chole , you have to leave them in it’s spices for 6-8 hours . The chickpeas absorb the color of dry pomegranate powder and gives them the tartness we require . No onions , no garlic and no tomatoes ! Just dry spices . The Chatpate Chole can be served with Poori or Amritsari Kulcha and trust me you will love them . I served these with a Paneer Paratha and some onion pickle .
Chatpate Chole

 

Chatpate Chole

Ingredients

1 cup chickpeas
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
2 tbsp dry pomegranate
1 tbsp ginger , finely grated
2 tbsp ghee

Method

Boil the soaked chickpeas with salt . The chickpeas should be soft.
Dry roast the dry pomegranate and grind to a powder .
Heat ghee add bay leaf and all the spices , including the roadted powdered pomegranate .
Roast in ghee till a wonderful aroma is released .
Add grated ginger and saute .
Add the boiled chickpeas along with the water they were boiled in .
Let cook for 7-10 minutes on slow flame for the chickpeas to absorb the spice flavors .
Cover and keep aside for a couple of hours , they flavor and color of the chana will enhance .
Chatpate Chole
A – Z  Pick One State and Make Three Dishes
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Chatpate Chole
Chatpate Chole are tangy spicy chickpeas cooked in dry pomegranate powder . The chickpeas absorb the color and flavor of pomegranate making them super delicious.
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Boil the soaked chickpeas with salt . The chickpeas should be soft.
  2. Dry roast the dry pomegranate and grind to a powder .
  3. Heat ghee add bay leaf and all the spices , including the roadted powdered pomegranate .
  4. Roast in ghee till a wonderful aroma is released .
  5. Add grated ginger and saute .
  6. Add the boiled chickpeas along with the water they were boiled in .
  7. Let cook for 7-10 minutes on slow flame for the chickpeas to absorb the spice flavors .
  8. Cover and keep aside for a couple of hours , they flavor and color of the chana will enhance .
Recipe Notes

3 thoughts on “Chatpate Chole”

  1. Excellent chhole Vaishali, so many chole and yet we have so many to try! I love this platter and will surely try it myself soon. I enjoyed reading your theme this week. I knew you will pick an interesting one for us to enjoy and the efforts always amaze me. Excellent dishes and fantastic setup as always!

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