Friday, March 25, 2011

Punjabi Chole

It has been raining heavy from morning and we felt like eating something really spicy and hot.
We were thinking either to make Rajma or Chole. My mother said Chole will soak faster than Rajma. Hence we put Chole to soak only in the morning.My mother and I decided to make some Chole for dinner.
Here goes the recipe.
Ingredients
1 Onion
1 tomato
2 cups of soaked Channa (garnbanzo beans)
2 tea spoon Punjabi chole masala
1 tea spoon Coriander powder
1 tea spoon Anardhana powder (optional)
1 tea spoon Chilli powder
1 tea spoon Jeera
Oil 2 teas spoon
2 tea bags
Salt to taste
Onion and lemons to garnish

Method
  • Soak garbanzo beans for 4-5 hours
  • In a pressure cooker add 2 tea bags,2 cups of water and soaked beans and give it 2-3 whistles to cook.
  • In a pan add 2 tea spoon oil and Jeera and allow it to splutter.
  • Add the cut onions, salt and let it become golden brown.
  • Grind the tomato and add the tomato puree with the onion and allow it cook
  • Add the masala's (Chole masala,chilli powder,coriander powder,anardhana powder) and mix well.
  • Once the oil start separating from the gravy,
  • Add the cooked beans and also use the dark water in which the beans was cooked. Add everything and allow it to cook for 5 -10 minutes till it becomes thick.
  • Garnish with cut onions and lemon.
  • Serve hot with Roti or Batura.
Note: I used the ready made Punjabi chole masala. We can also make the masala at home.
I will soon try out the masala at home and post the recipe.
Tea bags are used to bring the dark color for punjabi chole. It gives a nice color and taste.

7 comments:

Jayashree said...

The colour looks so authentic, Arch.....just like you would expect to eat at a Punjabi dhaba. I will try out adding tea bags next time I make this.

vincent said...
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sojo said...

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Jay said...

wow..! completely a new recipe..good..:)
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Archana Vivek said...

Thanks Jayashree. Thanks a lot sojo for a lovely award. Thanks jay.

Smita said...

looks yumm...with nice dark colour !!

Anonymous said...

which tea bag? Green tea or normal tea bag?

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