Punjabi Chikar Cholay

Punjabi chikar cholay is an extremely popular classic street food dish in Lahore and is known to be eaten for breakfast with pooris, naans, parathas or roti. But the dish is so hearty it makes a great meal for lunch and dinner and is the ultimate comfort food.

There are many different versions of chikar cholay, but the important things are that it is a tangy spicy curry with a mushy texture but rich in flavour. The cooked curry should look golden dark brown in colour.

Chikar cholay gets its name from the texture of the curry. Chikar in Punjabi means mud/mush and cholay means chickpeas hence the name chikar cholay because it looks like chickpeas in mud.

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