Punjabi Chole (Microwave Version)

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 45m

Punjabi Chole (Microwave Version) is a simple preparation using chole (Kabuli Chana) which can be easily prepared is Microwave as well. This dish does take some time to prepare and it ideal with naan or paratha. The Punjabi Chole (Microwave Version) Recipe is a punjabi one which you are try for dinner any day. This vegetarian side dish tastes really awesome with spices.

Ingredients for preparing Punjabi Chole (Microwave Version)


  • 1 cup of kabuli Chana
  • little baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • 2 medium size sliced onion
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 chopped green chili
  • 2 chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoon garam masala power
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chana masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon of tamarind water

How to make Punjabi Chole (Microwave Version)


Step 1

Take 1 cup of kabuli Chana and soak in enough water for overnight. drain the water.

Step 2

In a microwave safe bowl, add kabuli chana, little soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt with 6 cups of water and boil at 100% power for 15 mins.

Step 3

Then again boil it on 80% power for 20 mins. Stir in between and keep covered.

Step 4

In another microwave safe bowl, put 1 teaspoon of oil and heat for 1 min at 100% power.

Step 5

Now add 2 medium size sliced onion, 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste, 2 chopped green chili and microwave at 100% power for 4-5 mins. stir in between.

Step 6

Mix 2 chopped tomato, 2 tablespoon garam masala power, salt to taste, 1 teaspoon red chili powder and 1 tablespoon chana masala power and mix well. Microwave for 4 mins at 80% power.

Step 7

Now add boiled kabuli chana (step 3) and microwave covered at 80% power for 5-6 mins. Add 2 tablespoon of tamarind water and microwave for 5 mins at 60% power.

Step 8

Allow to stand for 5 mins.

Step 9

Punjabi Chole (Microwave Version) is ready to be served hot with kulcha, paratha or Naan.

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