Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein and are such a versatile ingredient. Chole Tadka, is a simple recipe of the white chickpeas curry, tasting yummy with a twist in the tadka made here. This dish is a totally flavorful one. Can be best accompaniment with the boiled rice or any rotis.


Cooking Time:
35 Minutes

Pressure cooker, pan


Chickpea -1 cup
Onion-2 nos.
Tomato-1 nos.(big)
Green chilly-4 nos.
Ginger paste-1 tsp
Garlic paste-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tbsp
Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Oil-1 tsp
Water-2 cups

For tadka:

Butter-2 tbsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Kasuri methi-1 tsp
Cumin powder-1/2 tsp

For garnishing:

Onion -1/2 (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves-1/2 cup

How to Cook!

Step 1

Soak the chickpeas for 6 hours or more. In a pressure cooker add chickpeas,onion , tomato,green chilly,ginger paste, garlic paste,turmeric powder,coriander powder,cumin powder,pepper powder,oil and water. Cook it for 25 minutes in a low flame. When cooked, open it and give it a good stir.

Step 2

Heat a pan, add butter. When it starts melting, add cumin powder , kasuri methi and garam masala powder and saute  for sometime.

Step 3

Now, pour the tadka over the chickpea masala. Mix it well. When you are ready to serve, garnish the curry with the chopped onion and coriander leaves.Enjoy.


Let me know your review once you cook this chickpea dish of chole tadka and enjoy it..