Friday, January 22, 2010

Punjabi Chikkad Chole

If you have ever wondered the secret behind punjabi black chole then read on. They taste amazing and go very well with baby Naans.

Ingredients :

1. 2 Medium Onions finely chopped.

2. 1 inch Ginger finely chopped.

3. 2 Green chilies.

4. 1 tomato (you can have 2), finely chopped.

5. 250 gms white chole.

6. 1 table spoon chane ki daal.

7. 3 tsp oil.

Dry Masala

1. Bhuna Jeera Msaala 2 tsp
2. Coriander Powder 4 tsp
3. Garam Masala 2 tsp
4. Anardaana Powder 2 tsp
5. Dry Mango powder (Aamchoor) 2 tsp
6. Red Chili powder as per taste
7. Long-dalchini Masala 1 tsp.
8. 1 tea bag/ 4-5 dry black awaalas.

Method :

Step 1 - Soak the chole and daal over night Or soak in hot water 2-3 hours prior to cooking. Add a tea bag or awaalas and pressure cook till well done (4-5 whistles on medium) in sufficient water.

Step 2 - If using tea bag, remove from the cooker. Take out 1 bowl of boiled chole and chane ki daal and mash well. Keep aside this mixture.

Step 3 - In a pan, add 2 -3 tsp of oil. Add finely chopped ginger and green chillies, cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4 - Add onions and cook till onions are well done.

Step 5 - Add tomatoes and cook till well done.

Step 6 - Add all the dry masala in a bowl along with salt and mix well. Add this masala to the onion-tomato mixture. Add 1 bowl water (use the chola water from the cooker)to the mixture and let it cook for 5 minutes. If you feel that the mixture is dry then add more water. Make use of the water fom the presure cooker.

Step 7 - Add The mixture from the pan to the pressure cooker and pressure cook the chole for 1 whistle.

Step 8 - Once the pressure is down, add the mashed chole-chana daal mix to the chole gravy and stir well. garnish with green coriander and chilies.

Step 9 - Serve hot with baby naans and onions.

Serve hot with Baby Naan (click here to view recipe)

Recipe by - Mrs.Purnshashi Sarna

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