Delicious and festive Chole Chaat Board is prepared with chole and topped with onions, tomatoes, chilies, chutneys, sev, cilantro, pomegranate, and chat masala.
My Chole Chaat Board is inspired by the Butter Board trend. The butter board is essentially soft butter that's spread on a cutting board and topped with veggies, fruits, spices, or pretty much anything you want.
Quite honestly, none of the non-Indian butter boards appealed to me until I saw the Pav Bhaji Butter Board. I mean, I just love Pav Bhaji like there is no tomorrow, it is my favorite Indian street food. So unless it's the Pav Bhaji Butter Board, I'm not really into the actual "butter" trend.
What is the Chole Chaat Board?
So what exactly is the Chole Chaat Board? It's just like the butter board, but instead of butter, I used Punjabi Chole. By now, I hope you guys have tried my authentic and delicious Punjabi Chole.
Top off the chole with all the chaat ingredients - red onions, tomatoes, green chilies, green chutney, tamarind chutney, sev, cilantro, pomegranate, and chat masala.
Then serve your Chole Chaat Board with naan or mini buns. You can also serve the board with chips and crackers. This board makes a delicious appetizer for a large group and especially for Diwali.
- Punjabi Chole - sharing my recipe for chole - it's so good.
- Cilantro Chutney - sharing my recipe for green chutney.
- Tamarind Chutney - I just use store-bought.
- Red Onions - chopped.
- Tomatoes - make sure to squeeze out the liquid and chop.
- Green Chilies - finely chop green chilies.
- Fresh Cilantro - chopped.
- Sev - use the fine kind of sev or the one that's used in bhel.
- Pomegranate - perfect little jewels that make any dish look festive.
- Naan - heat them up on a castiron skillet with some butter, cut into thirds, and serve with chole chaat.
How to make Chole Chaat Board recipe?
1. Chop red onions and tomatoes. Make the green chutney. I used store-bought tamarind. You'll also need pomegranate and sev.
2. Chop cilantro and green chilies.
3. Heat up the chole in a pot. I used about 2 cups of cooked chole.
1. Add chole to a board. I'm using a cheese board here.
2. Spread it out.
3. Top with red onions and tomatoes.
4. Top with green chilies.
5. Then Top with green and tamarind chutneys.
6. Top with sev.
7. Top with cilantro.
8. Finish off with pomegranate and chat masala.
9. Heat up some naan with a little butter. Cut into thirds and enjoy with chole chaat.
If you're not a fan of chole, you can prepare this chaat with the Punjabi Rajma Masala instead.
Even if your reader doesn't follow a specific diet (eg. gluten free), they may have friends or family that they're cooking for that could use this. This is also a great idea to link out to another blogger with a similar recipe that fits a different diet.
Meal Prep Tip
Prepare the chole and cilantro chutney a day or two in advance. Chop up all the ingredients a day in advance. Assemble this Chole Chaat Board the day you need to serve.
Chole Chaat BoardVegan
chole chaat board (amounts are approximate)
- 2 cups cooked Punjabi Chole
- ¼ cup red onions, chopped
- ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped
- 3 green chilies, finely chopped
- 1-2 tablespoon cilantro chutney
- 1-2 tablespoon tamarind chutney, store-bought
- ¼-1/3 cup thin sev
- ⅓ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoon pomegrante seeds
- to taste chat masala
- 4 mini naans, heat up on stove with butter
- Chop red onions and tomatoes. Make the green chutney. I used store-bought tamarind. You'll also need pomegranate and sev.
- Chop cilantro and green chilies.
- Heat up the chole in a pot. I used about 2 cups of cooked chole.
- Add chole to a board.
- Spread it out.
- Top with red onions and tomatoes.
- Top with green chilies.
- Then Top with green and tamarind chutneys.
- Top with sev.
- Top with cilantro.
- Finish off with pomegranate and chat masala.
- Heat up some naan with a little butter. Cut into thirds and enjoy with chole chaat.
I made this for Diwali, jain and regular version and it was a hit! I used badshah chole masala cuz didn’t have time to make it from scratch. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
I rarely post reviews but this recipe warranted feedback -This is an excellent spin to a charcuterie board! I made this over Diwali and absolutely loved it. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Sonia. I so appreciate the comment. Really glad you enjoyed it. So easy to enjoy some chole chaat now.:)
I tried this recipe of yours Nisha. My family and the guest loved it!! Thank you for sharing such amazing recipes. Next to try is kulfi tiramisu 😍