Chole - Spiced Chickpea Curry
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Serves: 4
  • 1 quantity of prepared Punjabi Gravy
  • 1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans-drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons Chole or Chana Masala powder (available at most Indian stores)
  • fresh cilantro (coriander) chopped for garnish
  1. Pour pre-prepared Punjabi Gravy into the Instant Pot
  2. OPTIONAL: If you want a smooth gravy, use a hand blender to blend to a smooth consistency
  3. Add chickpeas/garbanzo beans and Chole/Chana masala powder to the gravy
  4. Mix together the ingredients to incorporate the flavors
  5. Place lid on pot and lock
  6. Turn vent on lid to CLOSE VENT
  7. Press MANUAL on the Instant Pot (high pressure)
  8. Set timer to 5 minutes
  9. After timer goes off, allow Instant Pot to rest for 2-3 minutes
  10. Now, release the remaining steam manually by opening the vent on the lid
  11. It is now ready to serve
  12. Garnish with fresh cilantro (if desired)
Add extra Chole/chana masala powder for a more intense masala flavor
You can add different veggies such as spinach, bell pepper, etc before cooking the curry

VEGAN VARIATION: This dish is completely vegan!

NO ONION/NO GARLIC/JAIN VARIATION: Use the No onion/ No garlic variation of the Punjabi Gravy
Recipe by Instapottin' With Poonam at