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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. yummy choley priya!!! absolutely mouth watering !

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  6. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  17. oh that looks great and so full of flavor!

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

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

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

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  21. 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

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

    US Masala

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

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  24. Delicious and yummmm.... Authentic :)

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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

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

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

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

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  29. Punjabi chole looks delicious Priya....

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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

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

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

    Tasty Appetite

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

    Aaha Oho

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  34. mouthwatering recipe..looks perfect!!

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

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