-1 and 1/2 cups chole            

-1 tomato

-1 green chillies

-1 inch piece ginger

-1 tsp cumin seeds

-1 tsp besan

- 1 and 1/2 tsp turmeric

-1 tsp coriander powder

-2 tbsp amchur powder

Salt to taste


Step 1

Soak the chole overnight pressure cook until they are soft and keep aside. 

Step 2

Grind tomatoes, ginger, green chillies together and keep aside.

Step 3

Heat a ceramic kadhai add cumin seeds and wait for it to sizzle add besan and roast until brown. Add tomato mixture, turmeric powder, coriander powder, amchur powder, salt and mix well and add water as required.

Step 4

Add chole mix well and cook covered for 5 to 10 mins stirring intermittently. Serve with brown rice or millet rotis.

Health Benefits

This meal is a good source of vitamins, minerals and proteins. It helps to regulate blood sugar, helps to maintain bone health and strength it is a good source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese,  zinc, Vit K and selenium. It helps to reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol. 


Recipe Created By
Ria Jain

Shalini is a leadership and life skills coach. Her main objective of coming to iThrive was to get a healthy lifestyle which would help her get positive mentally and physically. The biggest challenge she faced was definitly letting go of some of her favorite foods which contained gluten and soya as she had eaten them since a very young age. She started researching a lot of alternatives and also started baking which helped her come up with amazing recipes. She says, "The most important thing I learnt through iThrive is knowing how to cook daily foods in a more healthy way and also that following a healthy lifestyle will make your life better and happier."

Ria Jain
Functional Nutritionist

Ria has a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and is in a permanent research mode and keeps the rest of us at iThrive (Previously ThriveFNC) updated with her latest findings in the field of Nutrition. Her articles on iThrive's blog are an expression of her research findings. We really don’t know what we’d do without her support and her focus.