Today I have a much loved signature dish of Punjab.I think there is no need to introduce this Punjabi chole .Is there any one who doesn’t love chole bhature 🙂 While bhature is a deep fried flat bread made of all purpose flour,chole is an absolutely lip smacking tangy spicy side dish.It is a preparation that invloves chickpeas(kondakadalai),tomato,onions and special dry masala powder-chole masala.You can make your own spice powder or by all means you can use store bought(Everest.MTR are good ones). I have seen some recipes using teabags but I was not very sure I have always eaten golden color chole not black,so I didn’t use tea bags.This goes very well any Indian flat bread also you can mix it with rice for a quick pulao.Try this and let me know :)Punjabi chole recipe
Punjabi chole recipe
Star ingredients:white chickpeas and chole masala powder
1 1/4 cup white chickpeas
2 large tomatoes blanched,peeled and pureed
1large onion sliced fine
2 teaspoon chole masala powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon amchur powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon ginger flakes crushed
Cilantro for garnishing
1.Soak white chickpeas in enough water for 6-8 hours.Drain the water and pressure cook till soft not mushy.Keep aside.
2.Heat a kadai and add2 teaspoons oil to it.Add cumin seeds,green chillies and temper.Next add ginger,sliced onions and saute till golden.
3.Add the tomato puree,salt,chole masala,garam masala,chilli powder and mix well.Let it cook for 10 minutes.
4.Add the cooked chick peas and add 1/4 cup water.Cook till all the gravy is absorbed.
5.Garnish with cilantro leaves,add amchur powder and serve hot.
1.You can use teabag while boiling chick peas if you need black colore chole masala
2.You can use lemon juice instead of amchur powder
3.You can also use kasuri methi for garnishing.