• Prep Time 20-25 minutes
  • Cook Time 25-30 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Make this dish in advance. Just before serving, heat up the chole and you are done!


  • Tikki
  • Fresh spinach (palak), blanched and chopped – 2 bunches (500 grams)
  • Potatoes, boiled and mashed – 4 medium
  • Red chilli powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Roasted cumin (bhuna jeera) powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Cornflour – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – for shallow frying
  • Chole
  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana), soaked and boiled – 1 cup
  • Onion, chopped – 1 large
  • Green chillies – 2-3 no
  • Coriander (dhania) powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder – ¾  teaspoon
  • Turmeric (haldi) powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Tomato, chopped – 1 medium
  • Salt – to taste
  • To serve
  • Onion, chopped – 1 medium
  • Tomato, chopped – 1 medium
  • Chopped fresh coriander (hara dhania) – 1 tablespoon



  1. For the tikki, mix together the spinach, potatoes, chilli powder, cumin powder, cornflour and salt. Divide into eight portions and shape into tikki.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and shallow-fry the tikki till evenly browned on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  3. For the chole, grind together the onion, green chillies, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala
  4. Heat the oil in a kadai. Add the ground paste and sauté for five to eight minutes till well browned.
  5. Add the tomato and salt, stir well and cook till the oil separates. Add the kabuli chana and cook for about five minutes. Add one cup of liquid in which the chole was cooked. Stir well and boil for two minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. To serve, arrange the tikki on a plate. Top with chole, sprinkle chopped onion, tomato and coriander. Serve hot.



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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

1 thought on “Hariyali Tikki with Chole”

  1. Nalini - May 6, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Harpal ji tussi great ho .I like all your recipes. It is simple to cook.


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