Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dhabe de Chole

BM # 9  Day 3
Cholaas are one dish that everyone is fond of and there are too many different ways to make these.Years back while talking to my friend’s mom (yes a Punjabi!!) I got this recipe .No fuss!!quick!! and authentic Panju!!.a recipe which is used in dhabas....check out for yourself……

For the Chole.....
300gms...........................kabuli chana
1........................................potato cubed
4........................................large onions sliced
2’.......................................piece ginger
2-3................................... green chilly sliced
2tsp................................. dhania jeera pwd
1tsp................................. black salt
1tsp................................. roasted cumin pwd
1’4 tsp............................. black pepper pwd
2-3.................................... tea bags
Salt to taste.

Soak the chana for 5-6 hours

Wash and put all the above ingredients in the pressure cooker.
Cook till the chana is done.

Masala
2tbsp..................... ghee
2tbsp..................... oil
2...............................bay leaf
1...............................black cardamom
1...............................tsp red chilly pwd
Itsp......................... dhania jeera pwd
¼ tsp...................... black pepper pwd
4tsp........................ aamchoor pwd
1tsp........................ garam masala

Heat oil and ghee.
Add bay leaf and black cardamom.
Add all the spices and roast for a few minutes.
As soon as it lends a aroma add this to the pressure cooker with chana.
Once again pressure cook these for a whistle.
After the pressure drops down,open the cooker and discard the tea bags,bay leaf and the cardamom.



Serve hot with ready kulchas  /bread /pav/rice /bhatura.
Don’t forget the onion rings and fresh green chillies!!
Check out what my friends are doing this BM.



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16 comments:

  1. I can have this bowl of chole with some naan, super inviting..

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  2. Wonderful chhole..do you add all the ingredients to be pressure cooked?..onions are no sauteed?..

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  3. Yes Valli ,all ingredients to go in at one go...the onions n potatoes after cooking form the gravy and the tadka later enhances the flavors.

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  4. I have heard about the usage of tea bags, but I have never tried! Sounds very interesting!

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  5. Punjabi Choles,baat hi alag hai..I loved this one Vaishali..

    Happy Deewali to you and family !

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  6. looks so yumm......love the spicy chole!!

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  7. i love this one too!...love it with bature! yummo!

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  8. Lovely recipes! Who doesn't like chole? Its a divine legume and any dish made out of it is equally divine if not more!

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  9. Must try this version.I love chole and this looks so tempting...

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  10. Hello Vaishali,

    You have a great blog and I had bookmarked this recipe for long time. I tried this recipe of choley with Amritsari Aloo Kulcha and everyone at my home loved it like crazy. Thank you so much for sharing.

    -Isha

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    1. Isha Thank you for trying this recipe...and it surely feels great to get a feed back after someone has tried the recipe and relished it...feel free to try more dishes..n how about sharing the Kulcha recipe :)

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  11. Hi Vaishali,

    Thanks once again Vaishali. Your recipe is for keeps.

    Here's the recipe which I came up with looking for Kulcha on internet. For some, I liked the outer covering and for some I liked the stuffing and some I liked the way it was cooked (Using tawa as opposed to Oven) -

    Amritsari Aloo Kulcha

    3 cups all purpose flour (maida)-can be made with wheat flour as well or half maida and half wheat flour.

    (1 tsp active dry rapid rise yeast, ) 3/4 tsp Baking powder & 1/8th tsp Baking Soda

    1 tbsp sugar

    salt to taste (approx 1 tsp)

    1/4 cup oil or 2 tbsp ghee melted

    1 cup Yogurt or more as needed



    If using yeast, prepare it by adding it to warm sugary water. Once frothy use it to make the dough.

    Make a soft dough. Cover it and keep aside in a warm place for 1-2 hours.

    Boil 3 potatoes. Peel and mash it smooth while hot. Let it cool down. Add 1 finely chopped onion, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp each roasted cumin powder, MDH chat masala powder , 1/2 cup chopped Kothmir, salt per taste. Mix it well.

    Make 7 portions of the dough and filling each. Roll the 3" diameter roti. Place filling in it. Gather sides together to make a potli. Flatten it. Dust it with flour. Roll it to approx 1/8" thickness. Its ok if the paratha breaks from side or on top due to onions. Roast on slightly greasy tawa using oil or ghee like (crispy) paratha on both side till nice pink/brown spots appear.

    Note: I used soda, baking powder alongwith yeast and results were awesome.

    Thanks,
    Isha.

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