CHOLE MASALA / CHOLE BHATURE


Remembering the moments when you had yummy, spicy and hot Chole masala or chole bhature with freshly cut onions and lemon at Indian style dhaba or restaurant. Just a thought of that, brings water in your mouth. This dish is punjab delicacy and very cheap healthy dish to prepare at home. So lets start making this dish and quench our thirst.

Ingredients:
2 cup Garbanzo beans (white kabuli chana)
1 big onion
3 big tomato
2-3 chillies
1 grated garlic pod
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 sp cumin seeds
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 dried chillies (whole)
2 small cardomom
1tbsp jeera podwer (dhana jeeru)
1 tsp Kitchen King masala
oil
butter
salt
water

Method:
1. Soak chole (garbanzo beans) overnight in warm water.
2. Next day pressure cook chole by adding some salt in the water.
( Tip:After 3 whistles, you can turn off they will become more soft and finally you will see all smashed chole)
3 Cut onions, green chillies and tomatoes into small pieces.
4. In a pan add some oil and butter, after a while add cumin seeds, red chillies, garlic -ginger grated paste, green chillies, cardomom, onion and let it get cooked for 3-4 mins.
5. When onion turns brown add, kitchen king masala, turmeric and red chilli powder, tomato and salt and water.
6. After 5-6 mins, turn off the gas and let the gravy cool down.
7. Once gravy becomes cool, make a fine puree by grinding in mixture.
(Tip: This is very essential step. By grinding all together, consistency for chole increases)
8. Heat oil in a pan. Add onion-tomato gravy to this.
9. Add boiled chana to this gravy (Tip: Remove excess water from pressure cooker, before pouring chole into the gravy)
10. Cover it with glass lid and let it simmer for 5-7 mins.
11. Add salt according to taste
12. Finally garnish Chole masala with finely chopped corriander, cut onion rings and lemon

Serve this dish with puri, bhature, roti, paratha as per your choice.
Enjoy!

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