Chole Paneer Masala Recipe
Recipe type: Sabzi
Cuisine: Punjabi
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
Chole Paneer Masala Recipe: A spice Punjabi curry made from White chickpea and Paneer. Well-known street food on streets of Delhi.
  • Chole (kabuli chana): 1 cup
  • Paneer: 200 gm
  • Tomato: 1 cup puree
  • Onion: 1 cup grated
  • Ginger: 1 tbsp
  • Garlic: 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Green chili: 1 tsp chopped
  • Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp
  • Oil: 3 tbsp
  • Clove: 4 piece
  • Cinnamon: 1 inch
  • Star anise: 1 piece
  • Bay leaf: 2 pieces
  • Red chili powder: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 3 tsp
  • Chole masala powder: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: 2 tsp or to taste
  1. Soak the white chickpea / kabuli chana in water overnight or for at least 7 to 8 hours.
  2. Boil the soaked chickpea in pressure cooker for 10 minutes with sufficient amount of water.
  3. Grate the onion and tomato and make paste.
  4. Cut paneer into cubes. Optionally shallow fry paneer cubes in a non-stick pan.
  5. Finely chop garlic, green chili and grate ginger.
  6. Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan / kadhai. Once oil is hot add bay leaf (tej patta), cloves (laung / lavang), cinnamon and star anise.
  7. Add finely chopped garlic, green chilies and grated ginger. Cook until the raw flavor or ginger is gone.
  8. Now add grated onion and cook for 5 to 6 minutes till onion turns golden brown,
  9. Add tomato puree and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes until the gravy starts oozing out oil.
  10. Now add all dried spices: add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chole masala powder and salt to taste.
  11. Combine all the spices with gravy and cook for at least 5 minutes. Add water and adjust the consistence of gravy.
  12. Add boiled chole in onion tomato gravy. Close the lid and cook the sabzi on low flame till the spices blends with chole.
  13. Add paneer cubes and again cook for another 4 to 5 minute.
  14. Chole paneer masala sabji is ready. Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve Chole paneer hot with bhature, naan, kulcha or paratha.
Recipe by WeRecipes at