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Cholia aur Aloo Ki Sabji

Cholia aur Aloo ki Sabji is an amazing combination of fresh green chickpeas and potatoes to create a magical curry which tastes amazing with some hot rotis or rice!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine north indian, punjabi


  • 2 onions medium grated
  • 3 tomatoes medium pureed
  • 3 potatoes diced
  • 1 to 1.5 cups cholia seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsps coriander powder
  • to taste salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala


  • Heat oil in a pressure and add hing, roast till one minute and add jeera seeds. Roast till they turn golden brown.
  • Add the grated onions to it and fry till deep brown in color, constantly stirring.
  • At this stage, add the ginger garlic paste and tomato puree. Fry till the oil starts to leave the side.
  • At this stage, add all the dry masalas apart from garam masala, Fry further for one minute.
  • Add the potatoes and cholia at this stage and fry for 2-3 minutes till they are coated in masalas.
  • Add enough water to just cover the cholia and aloo. Close the pressure cooker. After the first whistle, lower the gas and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • Switch off the gas and let the pressure release on its own before opening the pressure cooker.
  • Add the garam masala and mix. Serve hot with phulkas.


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