Friday, October 24, 2008


samosa and chole is my favourite of the Punjabi dishes.

Today I made chole for lunch and it turned out awesome!I did not fry Bhaturas or puris.. as my husband does not prefer oily stuff .I made chapati to go with chole.

Here is the recipe for Punjabi chole .

1 cup dry kabuli chana(white garbanzo beans or chick peas)washed soaked overnight
2 tomatoes
1/2 large onion
1" ginger root
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp jeera/cumin
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1-2 bay leaves
1" cinnamon stick( dalchini)
cloves 5-6
1-2 cardamom
3 green chilies slit lengthwise
garam masala 3 heavy pinches(the strong type... recipe n link yet to be posted ..)
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
water.. 1/2 cup + 1 1/2 cup.
before serving add..................
coriander.. chopped,
onion finely chopped
squeeze lime.
drain all the water from the chick peas and wash thoroughly. Pressure cook in 1/2 cup water for 3 whistle.
puree tomatoes,onion,ginger and garlic(this was exactly 1 cup after pureeing )
heat a heavy bottom vessel add oil,mustard seeds, cumin and let splutter.Then add cinnamon,cardamom,cloves,bay leaves.
add turmeric,green chilies,red chili powder and add the pure` carefully.
let it cook till all the raw smell is gone and oil oozes out.
add the cooked chickpeas and add 1 1/2 cup water.. add salt ,bring to boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander and onion and squeeze lime to add some more taste!

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