Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe

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Who can resist the masaledar taste and tempting aroma of Chole? A popular chaat famous all across the country, and now all over the globe, Chole features boiled white chickpeas flavoured with a wide range of spice powders, notably a special Chole Masala, along with onions, ginger and garlic.

Another special aspect of this famous road-side food is the cooking of the chana with tea, to give a rich flavour and colour to it. Serve hot, topped with sev, chopped onions, tomatoes, or other garnishes of your choice.

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Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe recipe - How to make Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1 cup kabuli chana (white chick peas) , soaked overnight and drained
1 tea bag or 1 tsp of tea leaf tied in muslin cloth
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp chole masala
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste
  1. Combine the kabuli chana, salt, tea bag and enough water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Discard the tea bag and drain the kabuli chana. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the onions, ginger and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minute or till the onions turn translucent.
  5. Add the chole masala, chilli powder, dried mango powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the kabuli chana, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Mash the kabuli chana once lightly with a help of a masher.
  7. Serve hot.

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Nutrient values per serving
Energy223 cal
Protein7.2 g
Carbohydrates26.8 g
Fiber11.7 g
Fat9.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A145 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.3 mg
Vitamin C3 mg
Folic Acid77.2 mcg
Calcium90.6 mg
Iron2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0.7 mg
Potassium21 mg
Zinc1.3 mg

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Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 19 Apr 18 12:07 PM

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 31 Jan 18 08:13 AM

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 08 Jan 18 06:50 AM

Follow the recipe is the trick. I somehow don''t like the tea bags to be added and have always avoided it. Tastes awesome without it too. The only change I do is to pressure cook the chana for 5-6 whistles to get them soft and completely cook. Tastes superb and this is an all time hit in my family. Thank you for being the secret recipe to all my dishes ??
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 18 Jul 17 06:19 AM

Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 20 Mar 17 09:46 PM

Tried this was super delicious.....very fast , easy n tasty recipe
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
 on 20 Feb 17 09:48 PM

Why the tea bag is required to boil with chole?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rumia, that’s because the tea bags help in giving chole a dark brown/black color,but for a deeper darker brown color, you can add more tea bags. And before you start wondering, let me assure you that the tea bags do not hamper the taste of chickpeas in any way. Happy Cooking!!!
21 Feb 17 08:56 AM
Chole ( Chaat Recipe)
 on 09 Jun 15 11:23 PM

Great tasting and easy to make, I used a tin of chickpeas and made it in next to no time
Chole ( Chaat Recipe)
 on 09 Jun 15 11:22 PM

Love this recipe.
Chole ( Chaat Recipe)
 on 07 Feb 15 01:53 PM

My whole family loved it. Thanks to you. Zainab.