Punjabi Chhole Masala

CHHOLE MASALA

Method of Preparation for : Punjabi Chhole Masala

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Chana / Chhole.
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped),
  • 1 cup Tomato Puree or Paste.
  • 3 medium Onions
  • (?nely chopped),
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced),
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger paste,
  • 2 Green Chilies chopped.
  • Salt to taste,
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder.
  • 2 tsp. Red Chili Powder,
  • 1 tsp. Coriander powder.
  • 4 tsp. Vegetable Oil ,
  • 1/4  tsp. BHARAT GARAM MASALA,
  • 3 tsp. of BHARAT CHHOLE MASALA,
  • 1/4  tsp. Cumin Seeds.

Preparation:

Soak chhole overnight in salty warm water with two tea bags. (adding Tea Bags will tum Chana Black in Color). Boil Chole/Chana along with tea bags in pressure cooker/Microwave till they become soft. On Medium Low Heat. Heat the Pan ?rst and put Oil in Pan. When oil is ready add Cumin seeds. When Cumin Seeds spiutter, add minced Garlic and Ginger Paste. Add chopped Onions and add a pinch of Saltand fry till they turn brown. Add coriander powder and fry for some time till it becomes light brown. Add turmeric powder & chili powder and Salt to taste. Add Bharat Garam Masala and Bharat Chhole Masala and again fry for some time. Add Pureed tomatoes and fry tilt the oil leaves from the sides. Add chopped Green Chilies. Take out the Tea Bags and Add Chole/Chana into the Pan without water and stir so that it gets mixed up well. Add the same water which was left in pressure cookerwhile boiling Chole/Chana . Cook the Choie/Chana with gravy for 8-12 min‘s till gravy dries (but Chana or Masala should not burn). Garnish with Coriander Leaves and ring Onions and Tomato. Serve with Purls. Parathas, Chapatis or Rice.

 

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