Monday, October 18, 2010

Punjabi Chole

I can have with anything channa masala, even along with idlies, yeah i love it that much..I really wanted to try the famous and quite popular Punjabi chole,this weekend i prepared this Punjabi chole from Dk's Chef In You coz her Punjabi chole was quite an easier preparation also goes for really for some simple ingredients, i have completely got hooked to her version, as usual its a big hit at home and we enjoyed having with rotis..This channa masala of Punjabi goes for a dark gravy coz of pressure cooking chickpeas with a tea bag, thats y the white channas looks like black chickpeas in the gravy and we thoroughly loved this dark coloured channa masala..Thanks to Dk for sharing this yummyilicious gravy, obviously this Punjabi choley goes directly to Flavours of Punjab guest hosted by Pari, event by Nayna, since i didnt have tamarind paste i just went for amchur powder, this masala was quite a different gravy with bit tanginess, bit sweetness and spiciness..

Punjabi Choley

1cup Chickpeas (soaked )
1no Tea bag
1no Bay leaf
1/4tsp Turmeric powder

For Masala:
1no Onion
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
2tbsp Tomato puree
1/2tsp Shahjeera
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1tsp Coriander powder
1tbsp Amchur powder or 1tbsp tamarind paste
1tsp Red chilly powder
Salt
Few chopped onion for garnishing

Cook the chickpeas with turmeric powder, bay leaf and teabag in a pressure cooker upto three whistles, heat enough butter or oil,add the shahjeera and fry, immediately add the cumin powder, coriander powder and saute for few seconds ..Add the chopped onions,salt, ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes away..now add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and cook the veggies becomes mushy, meanwhile remove the tea bag and bay leaf from the chickpeas and pour the cooked chickpeas, amchur powder with the cooked water to the veggies, add more water if needed..

Bring to boil and smash few chickpeas while cooking the gravy..cook until the masala get thickens..Serve hot garnished with chopped onions and along with rotis..

42 comments:

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Slurp slurp :P :P :P .Love the chhole.

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

The choley looks very tasty priya!! Slurp slurp!!! :)

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

looks lovely dear

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

wow this looks amazing and so tasty.Do send it to flavours of Punjab event.(Details on my blog)

Shabs.. said... Reply To This Comment

Bring me chole at any tim eof day and i am happy to dive in....that sounds liek a delicious recipe!

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

yummy choley priya!!! absolutely mouth watering !

sweetartichoke said... Reply To This Comment

Me too: I could have chick peas and idlis any time of the day and no matter how often, it is always a yummy treat!
this punjabi chole sounds so tasty!

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! This looks so mouthwatering... A yumm recipe.

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering chole,looks perfect,I want now with few roties ;)

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

i just made this the other day...love it

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

can have this nytime,.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Nice Recipe and you have done it really well priya...looks yum

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

it is really punjabi bec i am punjabi i can say its flavour and taste sounds punjabi i am also want to post.

Suhaina said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yummyy. will surely try it out soon..

Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy. I love chole with batura or naan. Thanks for the recipe

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

i havent tried tea bags for chole.. lovely gravy!

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

gr8 click there...yummy...

Joanne said... Reply To This Comment

It's always fun to try new versions of tried and true favorites! What a tasty dish.

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

I love channa dal anyime too, and acually we all love it here, but av ento admite i have never tried with idlies :-)

Simply Life said... Reply To This Comment

oh that looks great and so full of flavor!

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious n mouthwatering...priya dear..pls check out for a giveaway in my blog

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

This looks awesome..love chole,this looks super delicious

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Chole is a family fav priya. easy and perfect recipe..

Ushnish Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Dear Priya
How are you? Happy Dusshera .
I was bit tied up hence cd not see most of the posting. I like this recipe. You havent used any off the rack channa masala. I am sick of typical chana masala flavor that you get while eating out,
I am going to try this soon.
I feel good reading your comment at my Biriyani blog.
Let me read all the recipes that I have missed out here.
have a nice week

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

My all time favorite..looks delicious n very tempting!

US Masala

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

chole -all time fav...I really like the blend of spices

Lav said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and yummmm.... Authentic :)

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

So perfect and yummy!!!

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

My fav too any time of the day. Grreat looking dish!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

I love this curry lot. they are my saviors most of the times.Looks delicious.

PreeOccupied said... Reply To This Comment

I love a bowl of chhole, with some chopped onions, green chilies and coriander. This one is a unique recipe with Shahi Jeera.

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

Such a comfort food ...... my all time fav !

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Punjabi chole looks delicious Priya....

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

chole looks mouth watering priya ...love it

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Suneetha's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious...

Suneetha's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

chole look delicious!! would love to have some with bhatura right now :)

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

The recipe sounds totally different from the usual chole recipes..and from the looks, I am sure they must have tasted heavenly..

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

ohhh my ...looks delicious n taastyyyyyy...

Tasty Appetite

NIDHYA said... Reply To This Comment

Did i just read "tea bag", wondering what it does to the channa masala?

Aaha Oho

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering recipe..looks perfect!!

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

Love choley..pass me some poori too!!:))