Peshawari Chole ( Know Your Dals and Pulses)


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One of peshawar’s cultural contributions to this world is its luscious cuisine. Peshawari chole is a characteristic dish, very popular in punjab. Spicy and ‘chatpata’, this dish needs some prior planning as the chick peas require soaking for at least 6 hours.

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Soaking Time:  8 Hours
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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

Method
  1. Clean, wash and soak the kabuli chana and chana dal overnight or for 6-8 hours.
  2. Drain, wash again, add 2 cups of water, big cardamom, cinnamon and teabags and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  3. Reduce the flame and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  5. Strain and reserve the liquid but discard the tea bag. Keep the kabuli chana liquid aside separately.
  6. Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the onions and sauté till they turn translucent, while stirring continoulsy.
  7. Add the pomegranate powder and cook, till the onions turn dark brown while stirring continuously.
  8. Add the tomatoes, ginger and green chillies and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Add the coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala and sauté till the tomatoes are cooked and the mixture leaves oil.
  10. Add the cooked kabuli chana, chole masala, the reserved liquid and a little salt if required and mix gently.
  11. Cook for 15–20 minutes on slow flame till some of the liquid dries up. Serve hot with puris.
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 on 31 May 12 05:46 PM


Though spicy and chatpata the flavor of the kabuli chana is not lost as the proportions of the the masalas are just right and the tbsp of chaha dal adds thichness to the gravy.