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chhole ( garbanzo beans indian )
HI ,

I am planning to make chole for 200 people for an event outside fair how much do i need . How many cans do i need for serving 200 people


For a small serving, as one of several or as a side dish, about 8 pounds (about 3 1/2 kilos) dry beans per 100. For a larger serving, 12 pounds. If you are buying them already cooked, you will pay more and have less flavor.

Thanks a lot for your reply so we need 16pounds dry beans for 200 people. this is going to be as a vegetable and if i am making mix vegetables how many bags of frozen vegetables do i need for 200 people.



I usually cook 22-24 pounds of frozen vegetables per 100 people.

The menu is going to be either chole or blackeyed peas as 1 vegetable and the other is going to be mix vegetable with puri rice , raita sweet dish and spring roll this is all going to be for outside fair for approx 200 people so can u tell me do we have to give 4 oz per person as vegetable or more.

Also do u think it is easy to cook in my residential kitchen .

Thanks ,


1/2 cup or 4 fluid ounces is a normal side serving.

In most states, it is not legal to cook food for sale in your home kitchen. You could arrange to use a church kitchen or any other licensed kitchen.

Also, just in terms of space, you are talking 250 pounds of food. Where will you store this safely?


Thanks a lot for your responses the organizer are going to take the permit and they know i shall bel cooking at home also had a thought about renting commercial kitchens.

Is 1 full size tray(aluminum disposable one ) good for 50 people serving the vegetables as mentioned above just trying to get a estimate.

Also i need an estimate how many lbs potatoes do i need to make 200 pieces of dabeli ( indian potato stuffing in burger bun with date chutney and other spices)
Is approx 1 potato good for 2 serving and is 15 lbs good enough or will i need more.

Once agin thank you very much




I have a question is rice cooker okay to melt cheese for nachos that way i don't have to rent the machine. I can buy a big can of cheese from costco and ready to go.



A full tray is about 25-30 servings, and you have to carry it on a tray or cookie sheet when it is full, or it will bend and spill everything.

50 dabeli, I would estimate about 4 people per pound.

A crock pot is even better than a rice cooker. A rice cooker will only work if it is one you can set the temp at about 200.

I would like to know how much food require for 50 people. Meny : naan puri jalebi milk fafda mix veg chhole rice
I am assuming you are making these, not buying ready-made, as I have only recipes to go by. Keep in mind that USA folks eat more, so these amounts may leave you with leftovers. Also, I am not specifying the amounts for chutney, peppers for the fafda, and so on. You will need to translate from American measures to Imperial measures.

naan ; 4 1/2 cups flour (1 pound) makes 14 pieces, with the other breads, that is plenty for 10-12
puri ; 1 cup wheat flour serves 3
jalebi ; 1 cup wheat flour makes enough for 5 servings, remember it is better if the batter sits overnight before frying
Good pictures here-
milk fafda ; 1 cup besan flour make servings for 4 people, 3-=4 pieces each
mix veg , about 10 pounds ready to cook
chhole - for this menu, I would allow 6-7 pounds dry beans
rice- about 9 pounds for large servings

I want ask that how much chole used for 20 people
And if you send the recipe of masale chole for 20 people its better
There are many variations of making chole like methi chole, palak chole, aloo chole or spicy chana masala. Here is a fairly simple dish:
Chole Masala for 20

You will want 20-30 cups cooked rice for 20 people

10 onions, chopped about 2.5 kilos
10 tomatoes, chopped about 2.5 kilos
10 inch pieces fresh ginger, peeled and chopped coarsely
30 cloves garlic, chopped, or more to taste
10 green chili pepper (usually serrano), seeded and chopped (optional), this is moderately spicy
1 1/2 cups oil or ghee
12 bay leaves, or more to taste
3 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
3 1/2 tablespoons coriander powder
3 1/2 tablespoons garam masala
2 tablespoons turmeric powder
up to 2 tablespoons salt to taste
water as needed, about 3 cups
10 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas (20 cups cooked chickpeas). Drain and rinse if canned.
fresh cilantro leaves for garnish, to taste
pomegranate molasses for garnish, to taste
plain yogurt for garnish, to taste

Grind onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, and chili pepper s together in a food processor into a paste. Any chili seeds included will make it much hotter.
NOTE: Some cooks chop the tomatoes, set tomatoes and juice aside, and stir in with the chickpeas toward the end.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry bay leaves in hot oil until fragrant, about 30 seconds, and remove. Pour the paste into the skillet and cook until the oil begins to separate from the mixture and is golden brown in color, 2 to 3 minutes. Season the mixture with chili powder, coriander, powder, gram masala, turmeric, and 1 1/2 tablespoons salt; cook and stir until very hot, 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir enough water into the mixture to get a thick gravy; bring to a boil and stir chickpeas (and tomatoes and juice if reserved)into the gravy. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the chickpeas are heated through, 5 to 7 minutes.

To serve, spoon the chole masala over steamed rice, drizzle it with pomegranate molasses, spinkle it with fresh cilantro leaf and top it with plain yogurt, if desired. Serve with naan or chapatis.

chole ( garbanzo beans indian )
You might enjoy this offsite article on cole masala variations:

Kamaldeep arora
I want to make chole puri for 200 people how much kg of cchole and ataa require for cooking
You would do 10 times he amount for 20 above for chole masala. For the atta, I assume for flat bread of some sort, a kilo makes about 40, so you decide how many per person often 2-3.
I would like to know how many pounds of dry chick peas I would need to make chhole for about 50- 55 people. I am making chhole puri/roti as a main dish alongwith rice.
About 12 pounds per 100, add another pound or 2 if you aren't putting much vegetable in the dish.
Vinita Maharaj
How many lbs of potatoes for 100 people to make potato curry? How many lbs of black Chana for 100 people? How many lbs of frozen French beans for 100 people?
Potatoes, 40 pounds
black chana, 1 pound serves 6-10 depending on entree or side dish.
22-24 pounds ready to cook green beans
I want to make chole of 1kg need details on recipe and it's requirement
You don't say how many people. For a small serving, as one of several or as a side dish, you would start with about 8 pounds (about 3 1/2 kilos) dry beans per 100. For a larger serving, 12 pounds.
For a basic recipe, see above dated 02/15/17. That uses 3 2/3 pounds= about 1.7 kilos, so for 1 kilo you wopuld do about 2/3 the recipe.
Yogesh deore
Chole masala
Sir want to make Chole masala for 80 people at home so that what would be a quantity for dry chole (cheek peas)
And need a quantity for vegetables need in it.
A pretty good recipe for 20 is on this thread dated 02/15/17. It has he vegeables and spices staed. You would do 4 times the recipe to serve 80. For 80 cups of cooked peas, you would buy about 14 pounds of dried peas or 6.5 kilos.
Hi all, I am planning to host a event and would like to know... if you could you please suggest me how many pounds of jalebi and Kaju Katli needs to be ordered for 250 guests
Indian sweets
jalebi 1 pounds serves 4

Kaju Katli - 1 pound per 20

I am planning to make chole for 40 people for an event outside fair how much do i need . How many lb raw chole (not canned ) I need?
I would start with about 2 kilos dry beans. I assume this is one of several dishes, plus rice?
How much dry chole for 100 people
Each 1 cup (240 ml) dry beans, soaked overnight and cooked up with water and spices, will cook up into 3 servings of dry chole.
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