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Sindhi Chana is cooked using chole in onion and tomato based gravy. It is a very delicious dish from Sindhi cuisine.


  • Preparation time : 30 mts
  • Cooking time :   40 mts
  • Serves :  4 people


  • 1 cup Chole or Chickpeas
  • 2 Onions pureed
  • 2 Tomatoes Pureed
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 4 Green Cardamom
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Amchur powder
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves




  • First wash chole and soak them in enough water overnight.
  • On the second day put soaked choles in pressure cooker with 1 1/2 cups of water.
  • Add bay leaf and green cardamom to the chole. Pressure cook chole until 7 to 8 whistles or until they are completely cooked.
  • After chole is cooked eat up oil in a kadhai.
  • In hot oil add cumin seeds and let them sizzle up.
  • Then add onion puree and cook until water starts to evaporate from puree and puree becomes thick.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste, mix and cook for about a minute.
  • Add coriander powder, garam masaka, amchur powder, mix and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes.
  • Then add tomato puree, red chilli powder, mix well and cook until oil separates from the spices.
  • Add boiled chana in to masala, mix well.
  • Add salt. Stir.
  • Add water to adjust consistency, cover and cook for 10 more minutes.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

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