September 18, 2011

How to make Punjabi Chhole

Learn how to make Punjabi Chhole. This is one of the best Indian food. It can be served for dinner. A home made the recipe of Punjabi chhole is here. It can be served with bhature - a big size puri or paratha also.





Preparation time - 20 minutes
Cooking time - 30 minutes
Serves - 3

Ingredients to make Chhole:


3/4 cup Kabuli chana - white chickpeas
(soaked overnight or at least for 6 - 7 hours)
1 tea bag
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 onion paste
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
2 teaspoon chhole masala
2 teaspoon red chilly powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon dry mango powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
Salt to taste
2 tablespoon oil


For garnishing:


chopped coriander
Onion rings


To serve with:


Fried green chilly
Sliced onion 


Method to make Punjabi chhole:
  • Pressure cook Kabuli chana - white chickpeas with the tea bag and salt for 3 whistles until they are soft. Discard tea bag.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds. When seeds crackle, add onion, ginger and garlic. Fry till onion is golden brown.
  • Add chhole masala, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder, coriander powder and cumin seeds powder saute for 1 minute.
  • Add boiled chana and 1 cup water and mix well. Add salt as required.
  • Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with onion rings and coriander.
  • Hot and delicious Punjabi chhole is ready to serve.
  • You can serve this with kulcha, naan, paratha, kulcha or bhature.
  • Serve with fried green chilly and sliced onion.
Tips:
  • Chhole masala is readily available at grocery stores.
  • If you don't want to fry green chilly take them in a small microwave proof bowl and add a pinch of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of oil and cook for 30 seconds. It will give same taste as fried one.

    3 comments:

    1. Very tasty!! Tried his and I must say, that it is almost divine. I bet yours lacks the "almost" attribute. Well, so much for a bad cook like me! :) Thank you very much for the recipe!

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