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There is joy, freshness in making your own chole masala powder recipe. The aroma and flavour you get from homemade chole masala powder beats the chole masala powder packet you buy from the store.
Indeed, a freshly-ground batch of chole masala powder will beat any commercial brand hands down. This is because homemade chole masala powder is pure, free of adulteration, fresh and made with love!
They have a strong aroma and intense flavour, and just a sprinkling is enough to boost your dish. This recipe shows you how to make the perfect Dry Chole Masala Powder at home. You can make a small or medium batch, depending on how frequently you use it.
We have pan roasted the ingredients in chole masala powder, because that is the fastest and most convenient way. However, if you have time, you can toast the ingredients in the oven, or sun dry them for two days. Also, take care to sort the ingredients carefully to remove impurities like small stones, dirt and husk.
We have started by dry roasting kashmiri red chilies, cinnamon black cardamom and bay leaves and set aside. further, in the same pan, we have add the cumin seeds, caraway seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, carom seeds, cloves, pomegranate seeds and black peppercorns. Dry roast them on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till they change their color. Transfer to a plate and keep aside to cool. Mix together all the dry roasted ingredients and blend in a mixer till smooth. Put mixture in a bowl and add the nutmeg, dried mango powder, mace powder, asafoetida, black salt and salt. Mix well, cool and store chole masala powder in an air-tight container.
We suggest you follow the chole masala powder recipe exactly because a little more less of any ingredient tends to change the flavour. In fact, we learnt this the tough way – on our first attempt we added more of dalchini and the flavour was too overpowering. Now we got it perfectly right – and so will you!
When mixed with kabuli chana (chick peas) to make the ever popular North Indian Chole Bhature or for other innovative dishes like Chole Samosa Chaat , Chole Tikki Chaat , this homemade chole masala powder recipe will add the punch required to make the dish a sure hit!
The next time you can even try making Garam Masala at home to help you create an array of Indian foods.
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