Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe

Total Time: 520 minutes

Cuisine: Indian


  • tomato
  • salt
  • cumin powder (jeera)
  • ginger
  • green chilli
  • bay leaf (tej patta)
  • ghee
  • methi leaves (fenugreek leaves)
  • red chilli powder
  • cloves garlic
  • kabuli chana (white chickpeas)
  • onion
  • cumin seeds (jeera)
  • coriander powder
  • turmeric powder
  • garam masala powder


  • To begin making the Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe, wash and soak the kabuli chana, overnight
  • Next morning, add the kabuli chana along with a cup of water and some salt into the pressure cooker, close the lid and pressure cook for about 7-8 whistles for about 30 minutes
  • Reduce the flame, and simmer for another 10 minutes, before you switch off the flame
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally
  • Once the pressure has released, drain the excess water and set the boiled kabuli chana aside
  • In a kadai, heat ghee on medium flame, to the hot ghee, add cumin seeds and bay leaf and allow them to sizzle
  • Next add the ginger, garlic and green chilli and saute for about a minute
  • To this add the onion and saute for a couple of minutes, or until the onions turn transparent
  • Once the onions have softened and changed colour, add in the salt, and turmeric powder and tomatoes, sprinkle some water and cover with a lid
  • Cover and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy
  • This will take a good 2-3 minutes on medium-high flame
  • Now open the lid and mix well to bring the onion tomato mixture together
  • At this stage add the washed and chopped fenugreek leaves and allow it to wilt down
  • After a couple of minutes, you will see the methi leaves are well combined into the onion-tomato mixture
  • Finally add in the dry spice powders - red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and boiled chole and give the Sukhe Methi Chole a good stir
  • Stir fry the Sukhe Methi Chole for another 3 to 4 minutes and turn off the heat
  • Check the salt and adjust to suit your taste
  • Once done, transfer the Sukhe Methi Chole to a serving bowl and serve hot
  • Serve Sukhe Methi Chole Recipe along with Achari Masala Puri Recipe, Pickled Onions, Aam Ka Achaar, with a side of Gehun Ka Halwa and Rose Lassi Recipe for a delicious Sunday brunch