Saturday, February 21, 2015

Kathiawari Cholay کاٹھیاواڑی چھولے

Kathiawari Cholay is a very delicious snack cum lunch food very tasty and tangy.  Kathiawari community is living in Karachi . They migrated  from Kathiawar - India to Karachi during creation of Pakistan. Push cart vendors are selling these Kathiawari Cholay  in many parts of the Karachi city.

Kathiawari Cholay
Kathiawari Cholay with Karak Bun and Papri

  • Kabli Chana/Cholay (Garbanzo Beans)  250 g
  • Tomatoes  chopped 1
  • Onion chopped 1
  • Green Chillies chopped 2
  • Fresh Coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup
  • Oil 1/4 cup
  • Tamarind paste 1-2 tablespoon
  • Corn Starch 2-3 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli cutter/flakes dry roasted 1-2 teaspoon
  • Coriander whole dry roasted  1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seed whole dry roasted  1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Baking soda for cooking 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking soda for soaking 2 teaspoon

  • Chat Masala for serving
  • Karak Bun/Pao Bun  for serving
  • Papri  for serving


  • Soak Kabuli Channa in enough water for 6-8 hours with 2 teaspoon added baking soda.
  • Now wash and drain the soaked Kabuli channa. 
  • Boil soaked Kabuli Channa in  enough water, add 1 teaspoon salt during boiling.
  • Retain boiled channa and boiling water.
  • Now in another pan saute onion till soft.
  • Then add tomatoes, spices and soda.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes, then add boiled Kabuli Chana and boiling water.
  • Continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  • Now dissolve corn starch in 1/2 cup water and add to the cooking Kabuli channa. 
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes on medium flame.
  • Then add Tamarind pulp mixed with little water, again cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • At last garnish with green chillies and fresh coriander leaves.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Delicious Kathiawari Cholay are ready.
  • Serve hot with Karak Bun, Papri and Chat Masala.