Aloo Choliya Recipe | Aloo Hara Chana Sabzi

Aloo Choliya or Aloo Hara Chana Sabzi is an Indian vegetable curry made with potatoes and fresh green chickpeas. Green chickpeas are also called Choliya in some parts of the country.

This dish is generally made in winter as green chickpeas are available in abundance during this period. The fresh chickpeas which are tender and have a very flavorful taste make this dish special.

Highly nutritious

Green Chickpeas are very nutritious and are loaded with protein and dietary fibre, iron and calcium. Fresh green Chickpeas are also free from high sodium content found in canned versions.

They also contain several other vitamins and minerals like vitamins and B-complex, C, E, K, magnesium, zinc etc.

Serving suggestions

The curry can be served with any Indian flat bread like Chapati, Naan, Missi Roti, Paratha as well as with plain steamed rice. To make it more enjoyable with rice you can keep the curry bit thin i.e. add more water while cooking.

The recipe described here is for the gravy version which is more common. However, sometimes a dry version of Aloo Hara Chana Sabji is preferred to go along with breakfast or as a side vegetable dish.

To make Aloo Choliya at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Recipe Info

Servings: 4

CategoryMain Course

Cuisine: Indian

Total Time:

Prep Time:

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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories134

Fat4g

Carbohydrates: 20g

Protein: 4g

Ingredients For Aloo Choliya Recipe

  • 1 Large Potato
  • 1 Cup Green Chickpeas (Hara Chana or Choliya)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Large Tomato
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 3-4 Cloves of Garlic
  • ~1 inch piece of Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Rai (Black Mustard Seeds)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Asafoetida (Heeng)
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania)
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Aloo Choliya

  • Heat some oil in a pressure cooker and add Rai (Black Mustard Seeds) to it. When the Rai starts to splutter, add Cumin Seeds and fry them for a few seconds. Also add a pinch of Asafoetida (Heeng).

    Aloo Choliya Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Add finely chopped onions along with ginger, garlic and green chilli paste to the cooker. Fry till the onions become soft and light brown in color.

    Aloo Choliya Recipe Step By Step Instructions 4
  • Now add pureed or finely chopped tomatoes. Fry the gravy till the tomatoes are cooked and start leaving oil on the sides.

    Aloo Choliya Recipe Step By Step Instructions 5
  • Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala and Salt to the gravy.

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  • Add diced potatoes to the gravy.

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  • Also add fresh green chickpeas to the cooker.

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  • Add 2 cups water to the cooker. Close the lid and cook the potatoes and chickpeas till you get 1 whistle then cook for 2-3 more minutes. Open the pressure cooker cooker when all the steam has released.

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  • Aloo Choliya is ready. Garnish with chopped Coriander Leaves and serve it hot along with any Indian Bread or Rice.

    Aloo Choliya Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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Aloo Choliya or Aloo Hara Chana Sabzi is an Indian vegetable curry made with Potatoes and fresh Green Chickpeas cooked in an Onion Tomato gravy.

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Aloo Choliya Recipe | Aloo Hara Chana Sabzi

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