Apr 23, 2009

Punjabi Chole

I adopted this recipe from Srivalli's blog. I am glad I tried this recipe. it was so good with rotis and am planning to make it along with naans the next time. We loved every bite along with this spicy chole. I did not have the black cardamoms so i did not use them. This recipe is surely a keeper!

Ingredients

Garbanzo beans/Channa - 2 cups
Onion - 1 large sized
Tomatoes - 2 medium sized
Grated Ginger - 1 inch
Chili powder - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 2 spoons
Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
Green Chillies - 2
Salt to taste

Masala Ingredients

Coriander seeds - 2 teaspoons
Anardana - 1/2 teaspoons
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Cloves - 3
Black peppercorns - 1 teaspoon
Cardamom - 4
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Bay leaf - 1
Red chillies - 2

Directions

Soak the channa overnight or atleast for 6 hours.

Pressure cook until 4 whistles or until they turn tender.

In a heavy-bottomed vessel, add all the ingredients for the masala and dry roast them on low heat until they turn golden. Take care they do not get burnt. Allow it to cool and dry roast it into a snooth powder.

Heat oil in apan and add the chopped onions and grated ginger. Fry till they turn translucent and start browning. Add the chopped tomatoes. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes until the tomatoes turn mushy. Then add the ground masala powder, garam masala powder and red chilli powder. Coo for about two minutes. Add slit green chillies followed by the pressure cooked channa.

Add salt to taste. Also add a cup of water. Bring it to a boil and then simmer for about ten minutes until the channa absorbs the flavor and you get the required gravy consistency.

Serve hot with rotis or baturas! I served it with masala/spicy rotis. Recipe coming soon!

38 comments:

  1. Wow divya chole looks so tempting, love the pic :)

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  2. Chole looks delicious...really tempting.

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  3. oh chole looks yummy! chole with roti...perfect combo! :)

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  4. yummy chole...
    looks very delicious :)

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  5. Chole looks yum Divya...Perfect to have with rotis.

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  6. Nice click divya..Yummy chole love to have with poori..

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  7. Look perfect and delicious. Love the addition of fresh spices.

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  8. Dhivya, what say I did a dish with Channa... When I drop in you are here with another wonderful channa recipe... I love this... Definitely a keeper...

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  9. Chole is very inviting and looks sooo yummy Divya! My Punjabi dishes are on the way too.. :D

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  10. I totally luv Chana Masala..make them often..Looks good Divya..:)

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  11. Chole is a irrestible dish Divya. It looks tempting there in the pic :)

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  12. chole is all time favourite at my place..yummy yummy...

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  13. who wouldn't like chole..?? :) one of my favs..

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  14. lovely delicious chole dear..yummy..please do send some recipes for grammathu kaimanam event..

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  15. its my favourite too.....yummooo!!

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  16. Excellent dish, feel like having rite now with rotis!

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  17. My favourite and yours looks delicious.

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  18. Yummy chole..I can eat this as a main dish!

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  19. Chole, my all time fav. I had them with Samosa chat yesterday. Looks yoummy.

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  20. Very inviting one... tempts me to try out!

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  21. Is this for the GFAOU event? ;P

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  22. whoo...tatz lovely scrumptious DV...I'm sure gonna try it out soon..

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  23. Wow nice clicks... looks delish and healthy

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  24. I don't think I've ever added anardana to my chhole, but that's a great suggestion and I'm going to add some the next time. I can imagine it'd add another great dimension to this already flavorful dish. Nice pictures, Divya!

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  25. lovely dish Divya! Looks so mouth-watering. Yum! :)

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  26. Hi Divya, you have a nice blog!
    Chole looks delish...love to have it with Batura!

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  27. Lovely chole masala divya. Looks tempting & sure it taste yummy!

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  28. The chole looks fantastic and inviting, looking forward to trying it:-)

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  29. thanks for letting us know how this turned out. i had bookmarked the recipe. now i'll be making it.

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  30. dear friend ..your recipe is superb i made my personal touch to this ins ted of red chillies..red chilly powder and for bay leaf ...curry leaves.. and a pinch of asafoetida that's all it did all the magic of south indian taste..babulu's kitchen

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