Chatpate Choley

Chatpate Choley recipe is regarded as one of the most popular recipe of Pakistani cuisine. No dining table is complete without presenting delicious and aromatic Chatpate Choley recipe. By following the Chatpate Choley recipe as it is listed will get you perfect taste. Above is the Chatpate Choley recipe by which you can make Chatpate Choley easily anywhere around the world. All the ingredients & method are provided for your assistance. Enjoy the delicious of Chatpate Choley recipes at

Submited by Ali from Khi


White Chana(chole) - about 4 cups
Onion - 4-5 medium
tomato - 4-5 medium
Sookha Dhania - 2 tsp (whole) crushed
Ginger - 2 inch piece
Grlic - 8-10 pods
Green chilly - 2-3
Red Chilly - 1 tsp
Toamto Puree - 2 tbsp
curry patta - 4-5 leaves
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - 4 tsp (as per taste)
Amchoor Powder - 2tsp


Soak white chana in 10 cups of water for 5-6 hours. (I soaked them at night as it saves fuel) and then boil them with sufficient water. It will double in quantity.
Take onion, chilly, ginger, garlic. Put them and tomato separate, Heat 3 tbsp oil , throw cumin seeds and crushed sookha dhania, after 2-3 seconds add pureed onion mix, let it brown, add tomato sauce mix well add all spices. cover and let it simmer for 2-3 min, oil will be separated.
Now add 3-4 cups hot water (you can use water from boiled chana if any).
cover and Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes, oil will be separated, leave one cup chana in the bowl and add all else in the gravy. Now mash the chana with a ladle add that also in the gravy, Now cover it and let it simmer for 10-15 min.
Ready to serve

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Reviews on Chatpate Choley

Chatpate Choley is surely the main Iftar item and are always present on my dining table on Iftar. I am going to make it at home this time and share my experience and feedback of my family too
Naima - Karachi 4/14/2016 1:45:59 AM
Cholay is the most common dish in iftar..i make different items in iftar an it was perfect and my family relly enjoy it..
Zubiya - Karachi 4/1/2016 2:57:42 AM
Try this ultimate and delicious Chatpate Cholay Recipe posted on this page. But I am a bit confuse seeing the image of the dish. It seems like gravvy waly Cholay!! Is that so?
Tahira - Larkana 6/20/2015 2:14:53 AM
Cholay that are rich in spice gives such an amazing taste I like it Chapatay cholay alot.
Zarwa - Karachi 6/3/2015 4:52:33 AM
Nodoubt Chatpate Cholay are a delicious dish and especially when you add Imli sauce in it the taste of dish.
Sarmad - Lahore 6/1/2015 12:47:58 AM
Chatpate Cholay are something I love the most!! I guess your recipe is some what similar to mine
Rida - Karachi 5/29/2015 2:25:11 AM
Chatpata taste and the spicy ingredients make desert very tasty which I find the taste in this cholay recipe.
aliya - khi 5/25/2015 10:16:07 AM
I love Chatpate Cholay and I'll try this recipe at home but please tell me which chef recipe is this?
Zeena - Lahore 5/21/2015 8:03:45 AM