Saturday, July 21, 2012

Chhole masala

Time 30 min
Chhole / White chickpeas-1 cup
Finely chopped onion 2 medium size
Finely chopped Tomato 2 medium size
5 in 1 masala 1 tsp or ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Red chili powder / Kolhapuri masala 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice 1/2 tsp
Water 1 cup
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Whole garam masala = 1 inch cinnamon-1 big cardamom-2 cloves 4-5 pepper seeds - 2 bay leaves-

Soak chhole overnight. Then drain water add fresh 4 cups water, whole masala, cook in pressure cooker for 4-5 whistle till it becomes tender. Allow it to cool.

Heat oil in pan, add cumin seeds, after it crackles, add onion and tomato, saute till onion turns golden brown. Then add white masala, 5 in 1 masala 1 tsp or ginger garlic paste, mix well and fry for 3-4 min, then add Red chili powder, Turmeric powder, Garam masala fry for about 2-3 min. Now add 1 cup of water, cooked chhole, lemon juice and salt. Stir well. Cook on low flame for about 10 min. Switch off the flame and serve hot.
TipU can directly make chhole in pressure cooker to save time. First in pressure cooker, add oil, cumin seeds, whole masala, onion, tomato, saute then, add chhole whistle for 3-4 whistles. Allow it to cool. Then in the same cooker, add remaining ingredients and cook for 10-15 min.

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