Monday, 1 December 2014

Punjabi Chole Masala

 This recipe is extremely popular in northern India.I have given some tips to get a lovely dark colour of chole.This dark colour makes it look yummier and catchy.

Preparation time:9 hours
Cooking time:45 minutes

Ingredients :
For pressure cooking
  1. 1 cup chickpeas(kabuli chana)
  2. 3 to 4 cups water
  3. 2 to 3 dried amla(Indian gooseberries)/1 teabag
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
For gravy:
  1. 1 big onion(chopped)
  2. 1 big tomato(chopped0
  3. 2 to3 garlic cloves and 1/2 inch ginger(paste)
  4. 2 tbsp. refined sunflower oil
  5. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  6. 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  7. 1/2 tsp dry mango(aamchur)powder
  8. Salt as per taste
For chana masala:
  1. 1 bay leaf
  2. 2 black cardamom
  3. 2 red chillies
  4. 2 cloves
  5. 1 inch cinnamon stick
  6. 4 peppercorns black
  7. 1 tsp coriander seeds
  8. 1 tsp fennel seeds
  9. 1 tsp cumin seeds

  1. Soak chickpeas overnight in sufficient water giving them space to swell
  2. Take a  pressure cooker,add chickpeas ,dried amla,water,salt to it.
  3. After 18 to 20 whisles open the cooker,chickpeas should not give a bite by teeth.Theys should be easily mashable by spoon.
  4. Take a pan and put all spices for chana masala to roast.
  5. Roast the spices till they start getting fragrant.
  6. Grind the  spices in a grinder.
  7. Take another pan.Add oil to it.After oil gets heated add ginger garlic paste to it.Saute the paste.Add chopped onion to it and saut√© it.Add chopped tomato and cook them till they are soft.Add  prepared chana masala and salt to the mix.Add chickpeas with water and cover the pan.Let it simmer till gravy thickens.Add dry mango powder at the end and switch off the gas.
  8. Your dark coloured authentic and tasty Punjabi chole masala is ready!!!!!!!!!                                                       check out the below mentioned recipes too:           

Bread Bonda(Fried bread and potato dumplings)  ,       Bharva Karela(Bitter Gourd Veggie)   ,    Penne pasta in white sauce ,Bharva Gobi(Cauliflower Veggie)

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