Saturday 26 October 2013

Homemade Punjabi Chole

 Homemade Punjabi Chole

Ingredients :

250 gms white  chickpeas, soak in water for 6 to 8 hours
1 teaspoon ginger grated
1/2 inch cinnamon
1 black cardamom
1 bay leaf
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 1/2 tbsps oil
Fresh coriander leaves

For chole Masala Powder:

1 1/2 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 black cardamoms
1 1/2 tsps anardana
3 cloves
1 inch cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon pepper corns

alt to taste

Method :

  • Cook the chickpeas in a pressure cooker along with 3 cups of water and a pinch of salt till the chickpeas are soft
  • Drain the water and keep the chickpeas a side
  • In a vessel roast all the ingredients of chole masala given above and grind it to make a fine powder
  • Now heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel(kadai)
  • Add grated ginger and bay leaf and saute for a few seconds
  • Add the chopped onions and cook till its transparent
  • Add red chilli powder and salt and mix well
  • Now add tomatoes and cook for 15 minutes
  • Add the chole masala you prepared and mix well
  • Mash 15 to 20 chickpeas and keep a side
  • Add the rest of the chickpeas
  • Cook on low flame for 5 minutes
  • Add 1 1/2 cup water and bring it to boil
  • Now add the mashed chickpeas and cook for another 20 minutes till you get a thick gravy
  • Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves
Chole tastes best when complimented with bhaturas

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