Aloo Chole Recipe | Halwai Style ALoo Chole

Aloo chole recipe with step by step pictures

What is Aloo Chole?

Aloo chole is flavourful preparation of chickpeas (chole). It has been pepped up with lots of whole spices, it has the kick of dry pomegranate seeds, the sharpness of ginger and garlic … basically it is loaded with spiciness, tanginess, hotness etc. Do try the aloo chole recipe as it is

  • Halwai Style Recipe
  • Delicous chole recipe

Let’s tak about the ingredients for Aloo Chole Recipe

As already mentioned this aloo chole recipe calls for lots of spices alongwith chana masala powder. Aloo chole recvipe is prepared in an onion tomato based gravy and the same is flavoured with ginger and garlic. Apart from that some powdered spices and kasuri methi are added. Cumin seeds and fenugreek leave have been dry roasted before adding, this not only enhances the flavour ut also darkens the colour of the dish. Insian goseberry i.e. awla is added while cooking chole to get a dark color. Peeled potato is boiled alongwith chole and thereafter mashed and added to the gravy.

AALU CHOLE

Aloo Chole Recipe                                                                                             

Prep time   15 minutes
Cook time  30 minutes
Total time  45 minutes
Servings  4 Persons

Ingredients for Aloo Chole Recipe

  • 1 cup chickpeas (kabuli chana
  • 1 tsp clarified butter (ghee)
  • 1-2 dried Indian gooseberry (sookha aawla)
  • 1 tbsp dried tea leaves (chai patti) /1 teabag
  • 1 potato peeled
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 2 black cardamom (badi elaichi)
  • 2 green cardamoms (choti elaichi)
  • 3 cloves (laung)
  • 6 black peppercorns (sabut kali mirchi)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (dalchini)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup pureed tomatoes 
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp grated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp chana masala
  • 1-2 tsp pomegranate (anaardana) powder as per taste
  • A handful of chopped coriander leaves

How to make Aloo Chole 

  1. Wash 1 cup chickpeas. Add 1 tsp gheeAALU CHOLE (1)
  2. Rub ghee on chickpeas. This shall ensure that the skin of chickpeas remains intactAALU CHOLE (2)
  3. Add enough waterAALU CHOLE (3)
  4. Soak chickpeas for 8-10 hoursAALU CHOLE (4)
  5. After 8-10 hours, discard the water. Add chickpeas to a pressure cookerAALU CHOLE (5)
  6. In muslin cloth, tie 1-2 dried Indian gooseberry (sookha aawla)AALU CHOLE (6)
  7. Add this to chickpeasAALU CHOLE (7)
  8. Add 1 tea bagAALU CHOLE (8)
  9. Add salt to tasteAALU CHOLE (9)
  10. Add 2 cups of waterAALU CHOLE (10)
  11. Add 1 peeled potatoAALU CHOLE (11)
  12. Add 1 black cardamom and 1 cinnamon stickAALU CHOLE (12)
  13. Pressure cook chickpeas for 10 minutes/8-10 whistles, till they become softAALU CHOLE (13)
  14. The skin will remain intactAALU CHOLE (14)
  15. Take out the potatoAALU CHOLE (15)
  16. Crush it slightlyAALU CHOLE (16)
  17. Dry roast 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)AALU CHOLE (17)
  18. Dry roast 1 tbsp fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)AALU CHOLE (18)
  19. Crush them and keep asideAALU CHOLE (19)
  20. Heat 2 tbsp oilAALU CHOLE (20)
  21. Slightly crush the remaining whole spices i.e. 1 black cardamom, 2 green cardamoms, 3 cloves, 6 black peppercorns and 1″ stick of cinnamonAALU CHOLE (21)
  22. Add the crushed whole spices to the oil. Cook till aromaticAALU CHOLE (22)
  23. Add 1 bay leaf. Add 1/2 cup chopped onionsAALU CHOLE (23)
  24. Cook until nice brownAALU CHOLE (24)
  25. Add 1 cup pureed tomatoesAALU CHOLE (25)
  26. Cook till oil oozesAALU CHOLE (26)
  27. Add a pinch of turmeric powderAALU CHOLE (27)
  28. Add 1 tsp red chili powderAALU CHOLE (28)
  29. Add 2 tsp coriander powder. Cook the powdered spices for 1 minuteAALU CHOLE (29)
  30. Add 1/2 tsp grated gingerAALU CHOLE (30)
  31. Add 1/2 tsp grated garlic. Cook for 1 minute or till the raw smell goesAALU CHOLE (31)
  32. Add the crushed potatoAALU CHOLE (32)
  33. Add the boiled chickpeasAALU CHOLE (33)
  34. Add 1 tsp pomegranate powderAALU CHOLE (34)
  35. Add the dry roasted and crushed cumin seeds and fenugreek leavesAALU CHOLE (35)
  36. Add salt to taste. (Remember we have added salt to the chickpeas while boiling them)AALU CHOLE (36)
  37. Add 1/2 tbsp chana masala powder. Cook everything well for 5-7 minutesAALU CHOLE (37)
  38. Mash some boiled chickpeas and addAALU CHOLE (38)
  39. Add water as requiredAALU CHOLE (39)
  40. Simmer till the oil surfacesAALU CHOLE (40)
  41. Garnish with a handful of chopped corianderAALU CHOLE (41)
  42. Bon appétit: Serve aloo chole with poori of your choiceAALU CHOLE (42)

Recipe Notes

  • Coating chickpeas with ghee ensures that the skin doesn’t come off
  • You can adjust quantity of red chilli powder as per your taste

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