Monday, January 3, 2022

Chole Chilaquiles

This is a lip-smacking, easy, comfort meal that can be prepared in a jiffy! This has the traditional chole masala flavors made in the style of Mexican Chilaquiles. This recipe is vegan! Serve with a drizzle of green cilantro-mint chutney. This protein rich meal can be served for any meal.

Chilaquiles is a Mexican breakfast made with leftover tortilla. The tortilla are deep fried and then cooked in salsa - either red or green. This version of chilaquiles has a touch of Indian flavors. The warm spicesgive an extra kick and a comfort. This would be devoured quickle and I can guarantee that! The flavors will make a mark and this for sure will be a repeated one in the menu.Give a try, a you'll agree!

In simple terms, chole Chilaquiles is a fusion dish in which tortilla chips are cooked in stovetop with a chole sauce. The chips are smothered in sauce. They can also be topped with cooked egg while serving. This is vegan recipe and have not used eggs. Garbanzo beans give the necessary proteins. 

It is possible to create a delicious and nutritious meal with what you have in hand. If you have a bag of tortilla chips, just try this to make a scrumptious meal. All you need is a can of garbanzo bean and tomatoes. Canned or cooked beans can be used depending on the time you have. Fresh tomatoes are used in this recipe, but can be substituted with canned crushed tomatoes. 

When you are short of time and would love the comfort food made at home, this will be an amazing choice. This can be served for anymeal. Though chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast, this chole chilaquiles version would be amazing for any meal. In under 30 minutes, this will be ready in your plate to be devoured.

Just like this Chole Chilaquiles, Chinese Style Poha is another quick dish that can be whipped up easily to make a scrumptious meal. If you have time, plan to make this addictive Aloo Chole Paneer Pie. Curried Roasted Cauliflower with Curried Alfredo Pasta is a satisfyimg meal the whole family to love. Baked Potato Ragada Chat is one that you'll die for! Addictvely delicious! Samosa Muffins are tasty and easy breakfast!

Indian flavors also weld well with other cuisines not just for savory meals, but also for desserts. Eggless Gulab Jamun Cheesecake and Eggless Basundhi Bundt Cake prove it! 

This post is shared for Blogging Marathon, Sundays on Silverado, and Happiness is Homemade.

Serves 3 to 4
Prep time - 7-8 min
Cook time - 10 min

To Temper

Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Asafetida - 1/8 tsp

For the "Chole salsa"

Garlic - 1 tsp, finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp, finely chopped
Onion - 1/2 cup, chopped
Tomatoes - 2.5 cups, chopped
Chole masala - 2.5 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Cayenne - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Garbanzo beans - 1.5 cups, cooked
Water - 1 cup
Cilantro-1 tbsp, chopped


Green chutney - 2 tbsp
Whisked plant based or regular yogurt
Shredded vegan cheese/regular cheese


Heat oil on a medium flame in a big pan. Add the cumin and asafetida, fry for 30 seconds. Add the ginger and garlic, saute for 40-50 seconds. Add the chopped oniond and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the tomato puree, water, salt,turmeric, cayenne, and chole masala. Mix everything.

Add the garbanzo beans and cook for 3-4 minutes. The sauce will thicken a little but won't be thick.

Add the tortilla chips. Lower the flame, combine thoroughly such that the chips are coated thoroughly with chole salsa.

Remove from the flame. Sprinkle cilantro.

Serve with drizzle of green chutney, paneer cheese/vegan cashew cheese, and/or yougurt/plant based yogurt.


  1. This is such a brilliant idea and being a chole lover, this will be my favorite soon. This is like eating deconstructed chole poori. Love the recipe.

  2. This is indeed a great fusion recipe. Love the idea of combining tortilla and chole with spicy chutneys. Will definitely give it a try.

    1. You'll love it! Thanks Srividhya for stopping by!

  3. This is amazing idea and would be great for parties too. Your pictures makes me mouthwatering Radha.

  4. I've always got garbanzos in the pantry and am looking for new ways to use them!

  5. I love chilaquiles but never seen them made this version before. Yum!

  6. We use varieties of baked chips to chole / peas curry to make our chaats as they are a nice substitute to fried papdis / pooris. I am sure this fusion dish must have tasted yummy.

  7. WHat awesome flavors in this dish! Yum!