Sunday, November 8, 2015

Lahori Chikar Cholay لاھوری چکڑ چھولے

Lahori Chikar Cholay is a very tangy and delicious snake cum breakfast dish.

Lahori Chikar Cholay


  • Kabuli Cholay (Kabuli Chana/Garbanzo Beans)   250g
  • Red lentils (Lal masoor dal) 1 tablespoon
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Onion chopped  2
  • Tomatoes chopped 2
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies chopped 2
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chillies powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red Chillies flakes 2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds whole 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking soda for soaking  1 teaspoonful


  • Thoroughly pick and wash Kabuli cholay, then soak in water for 8 hours adding 1 teaspoonful of baking soda. Wash and drain.
  • Boil Kabuli Cholay in enough water till fully tender. Do not drain, retain water.
  • Now fry onion  in oil till light golden.
  • Add ginger garlic paste fry for 1 minute.
  • Then add tomatoes fry for 3-4 minutes, add spices fry for few minutes.
  • Then add red lentils after washing with water. Add 1 cup water and cook on medium flame till red lentil is done.
  • Now add boiled Kabuli cholay and cook on medium flame with slightly mashing the cholay.
  • Evaporate most of the water on high flame.
  • Garnish with green chillies and green coriander leaves.
  • Simmer for few minutes.
  • Delicious Lahori Chikar Cholay are ready.
  • Serve with chopped onion and naan.