chole

Punjabi Chole

Punjabi Chole

chole bhature is one of the most popular punjabi recipe which is now liked almost all over india and even abroad. chole stands for a spicy curry made with white chickpeas and bhatura is fried leavened flat bread.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dried small chickpeas (chole)
  • 1 green chilli, slit
  • 1 tsp dhania powder
  • ¼ tsp lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp amchur powder
  • a pinch of hing
  • rock salt as required
  • 2 cups water to be added later
  • 1 medium size onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium size tomatoes finely chopped
  • ½ inch ginger finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
Method:
  • First soak the chickpeas in water for 7-8 hours.
  • Cook the soaked chole with water and little salt in a pressure cooker.
  • Once the chole get properly cooked strain them and keep aside.
  • In a blender make a fine paste of the onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chili.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and fry the whole garam masala spices in the oil.
  • Add the onions, tomatoes, green chilies paste and saute them all till the oil leaves from the sides of pan.
  • Stir the paste gently and make it sure that the paste does not stick to the pan.
  • Once the paste get properly cooked add all the dry spice powders.
  • Saute for a couple of minute and then add the chole in it and cooked it properly.
  • Pour the required amount of water and salt and stir chole on a low flame for 15 minutes Stir the pan occasionally.
  • Garnish chole with coriander leaves slit green chilies and garam masala powder.
  • Serve chole with onion slices, lemon wedges along with bhatura.
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