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Pressure cooker chole recipe

chole masala is made by grinding together all onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, mint and coriander leaves along with green chillies. Has distinct flavour as it has mint and coriander leaves in it.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • ¾ cup Chana Chickpeas
  • 2 Onion
  • 3 Tomato
  • 3 Green chilli
  • 3 Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • ¼ cup Coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup Mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds powder
  • ½ teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chole masala / Garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • Salt - as needed

To temper

  • 3 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1 Clove


  • Soak chana overnight. Morning, drain water, add enough water to it and pressure cook for 4 whistles in medium flame.
  • Chop onion, tomato roughly into cubes. Peel garlic and ginger, chop them roughly.
  • I ground everything together and found ginger and garlic takes time to get ground, so I recommend you to grind ginger, garlic and green chilli first and then add other ingredients.
  • Grind ginger, garlic, green chill, onion, tomato, mint and coriander leaves to smooth paste.
  • In a small pressure cooker, add oil, temper with cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Lower the flame and add the ground paste carefully.
  • Cook covered for sometime as it splutters a lot. For 3 minutes.
  • Add garam masala or chole masala, red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, turmeric, required salt and mix.
  • Continue frying covered until aromatic.
  • Once oil separates, add the cooked chana along with the chana cooked water.
  • Add required water and pressure cook for a whistle.
  • Give some standing time before serving.



  • If you want the gravy in greener side, increase green chilli and reduce red chilli powder and chole masala.
  • As we add coriander and mint leaves, it will be flavorful, no need to rely on the masala powders.
  • Adjust water consistency as needed.