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Chole Paneer recipe

Chole Paneer

Chole paneer is a classic Indian dish made of Indian cottage cheese, chick peas and Makhni gravy. This dish is very popular in Northern part of India.



  1. Heat a pan, add butter, oil, cumin seeds and allow the cumin seeds to crackle.
  2. Add onion and saute till it turns light golden brown in color.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the aroma of ginger and garlic spreads.
  4. Add Makhni gravy into it and mix well.
  5. Check the seasoning and adjust the salt. I have added 1/2 tsp of salt after adding the makhni gravy.
  6. Once the gravy comes to a boil, add the cooked chick peas and mix well.
  7. Add the paneer and mix well so as to allow the masalas to coat all over the paneer.
  8. Finally sprinkle an pinch of coriander leaves, garam masala and mix well.
  9. Chole paneer is now ready to be served.

Serve it along with your favourite bread such as chapati, roti plain or butter naan.

To cook the chickpeas or channa, soak 1/4 cup of channa in water overnight.
In the morning, drain off the water and cook the chickpeas or channa along with water and 1/2 tsp of salt in a preasure cooker or a
large vessel.
Cook the the chick peas become soft and tender.

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