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Chikar Chole Recipe

Chikar Chole
How To Make Chikar Chole

Chikar Chole is a Punjabi chickpea curry. The word Chikar (pronounced chik-kar) is a Punjabi word that means soft and mushy chole or chickpeas.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Chikar Chole

  • 1 Cup Chickpeas (Soaked overnight)
  • 1 Boiled Potato
  • 1 Onion Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 cup Curd
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • 5-6 Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 2-3 Green Chillies chopped
  • 4 tbsp Oil

How to Make Chikar Chole

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In a pressure cooker, add water to the chickpeas and cook till it gets completely dissolved.
Now sieve the chickpeas, keep the water aside. Separate a little bit from the boiled chickpeas.
Take boiled potatoes and chickpeas and make a smooth paste by adding some water in a blender.
Heat four tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add ginger garlic paste and all the whole spices and fry for two minutes.
Add onion paste and fry it till it turns light golden in color. Simultaneously, add the prepared paste of potatoes and chickpeas and fry them.
Now add red pepper, coriander, turmeric, salt and cumin powder and fry it while mixing the spices.
Add curd and mix it well with spices. After a while, add boiled chickpeas to this mixture and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the remaining water of chickpeas to it and cover and cook for five minutes. Add amchur, black pepper and kasoori methi and mix.
Mix finely chopped green chilies and green coriander and take it out in a serving dish and serve it with naan or rice.
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