Taste of North India in Every Bite: Aloo Chole Recipe

“Aloo Chole” is a popular North Indian dish that consists of Chickpeas (also known as chole) and Potatoes (aloo) cooked together in a spicy tomato-based gravy. It is typically served with rice or Indian bread such as roti, naan, or paratha. Here is a basic recipe for making Aloo Chole at home

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Chickpea and Potato Curry: Aloo Chole

Chickpeas and Potatoes cooked in a flavorful tomato-based gravy: Aloo Chole ki Sabji"
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Aloo Chole, Aloo Chole Ki Sabji, Chickpea and Potato Curry
Servings 2 People


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Gas


  • 1 cup cup chickpeas soaked overnight
  • 2 potatoes cut into small cubes
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp amchur (dry mango powder)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Instructions:
  • Drain and rinse the soaked chickpeas, then pressure cook them for about 5-6 whistles or until they are tender.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  • Add the ginger and garlic paste and sauté for a few seconds.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft and mushy.
  • Add the cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and amchur powder and mix well. Cook for a minute.
  • Add the cooked chickpeas, potatoes and enough water to make a gravy. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.
  • Adjust the seasoning and add salt to taste.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice or Indian bread.

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