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chole paratha served on a plate with curd on the side
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Chole Paratha Recipe (Chickpea Paratha)

Chole Paratha is a protein rich, healthy and nutritious Indian flat bread that is made from chickpeas (chole), few spices and whole wheat flour.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chana paratha, chickpea paratha, chole paratha
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 parathas
Calories 107kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250ml

    For Dough

    For Stuffing

    • 1 cup cooked chana|chole|chickpeas
    • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves finely chopped
    • ½ teaspoon chana masala or garam masala
    • ¼ teaspoon ajwain (carrom seeds)
    • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
    • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
    • ¼ teaspoon amchur powder or lime juice (optional)
    • salt to taste
    • 2 tablespoon oil or ghee to (cook parathas)


    • Take whole wheat flour in a bowl. Add salt and 1 teaspoon of oil. Add water and knead to a soft dough. Keep aside for 15 minutes until you make chana filling.
    • Take boiled chana in a bowl [Make sure there is no extra water] and mash it with a potato masher or with the back of a spoon.
      step to mash the canned or boiled chickpeas collage
    • Add coriander leaves, ajwain, red chili powder, garam or chole masala, turmeric powder, amchur powder, and salt. Mix well. Adjust if required.
      step to add spices to chickpea mashed mixture collage
    • Make balls from the dough. I was able to get six balls.
    • Take one ball and roll it into a small circular disc. Put about 2 tablespoon of the stuffing over it. Fold the edges and seal them—dust with some dry flour and roll the ball into a big circle.
      step to stuff chickpea stuffing in to the rolled paratha
    • Heat a tawa/skillet on medium heat and place the paratha and let it cook.
      step to cook chole ka paratha on tawa with oil
    • Once you see bubbles, flip to the other side drizzle some ghee or oil on top.
    • Flip again and drizzle oil or ghee on the other side until they have nice golden spots on both sides.
      step to fry flatbread on the tawa
    • Serve Chole paratha recipe with curd, pickle, raita, ketchup, or any gravy of your choice.
      chole paratha served on a plate with curd on the side


    • The chole should be cook in such a way that it should be soft but not mushy. Once the pressure is released, if there is excess water in the chole, drain water fully and then mash the chole.
    • You can use canned chickpea as well.
    • You can add finely chopped mint (pudina) for extra flavor.


    Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg