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Monday, 18 November 2013

Chole recipe/Panjabi chole/ masala chole




Chole recipe/Panjabi chole/ masala chole



Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45mins
serve: 6

Ingredients:
2 cup chickpea (kabuli chana or chole)
¼ tsp  khane wala soda
1 ½ inch ginger
5 green chillis
½ tsp cumin seeds( jeera)
½ Kashmiri red chilli
2 bay leaf
5 tamatoes
1 tsp  dry kasoori methi
2 tsp chana masala (homemade)
2 tsp tamrind paste
Chopped Fresh coriander leave for garnish
3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Chana masala ingredient:
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tbsp coriander seeds
3-4 dry red chilli
1 tbsp  anardana seeds (dried pomegranate seeds)
4 black cardamoms ( badhi elaichi)
3-4 cloves( long)
 ¼ tbsp  black pepper corns ( kali mirch)
1 cinnamon stick (dalchini)
1/8 tsp nutmeg( jayefal)
½ tsp javitri
( Dry roast all ingredient except nutmeg for 4-5 mins and cool them. Add nutmeg  and grind to a fine powder)
Tamato paste:

 
Add chopped tamato,ginger ans green chilli in jar and make a fine paste.




Method:
1.Wash and soak chana in water overnight.


2. In a pressure cooker add chole, salt ,soda , 3-4 cup water and cook for 45min in low flam.
3. Heat oil in a vessel .
4. Add jeera and bay leaf in hot oil.

5. sauté till it crackles.

6. Add tamato puree and cook until oil separates ,approx  15-17 mins.(Add 1 pinch of salt, it makes cooking fast)

7. Add kasuri methi , red chilli and chana masala and mix well.

8. Add boiled chana (keep aside 2-3 tsp chana and mash, than mix it with chana) and add left over water.if necessary add another cup of water and bring to a boil and add tamrind paste.
9. Add salt and cook for 16 -18 mins or till you achieve slightly thick gravy.
10 .Panjabi  chole is ready.




1 comment:

  1. I loved this curry. A few years ago an Indian coursemate cooked this and brought it to our class party. We ate this with bhaturay and it was really yummy.

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