Monday, 4 August 2008

Punjabi Choley ~ Chickpea Curry

Punjabi Choley are famous all over India. This tangy, spicy and delicious dish forms an integral part of a hearty lunchtime menu in Punjab, Northern Part of India. However, this chickpea dish is relished all over India and abroad. Choleys are served with Bhaturas, Nan bread, Puffed puris or parathas.

250g. Kabuli Chana (Chick Pea)
2 Medium Sized Chopped Onions
2 Chopped Tomatoes
2 Teabags
1 Tej Patta
3 Cloves
2-3 Black Cardamoms
1 Small Cinnamon Stick
1 Teaspoon of Cumin seeds
1 Teaspoon of Turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon of Coriander-Cumin seed powder
1 Teaspoon of Red Chilly powder
1 Teaspoon of Anardana powder (Pomegranate powder)
1 Teaspoon of Amchur powder
2 Tablespoon of Choley Masala
1 Tablespoon of Ginger-Garlic paste.
2 Green chillies
1/2 cup of Chopped Coriander

1. Soak kabuli chana for 6-8 hours in water.
2. In a presure cooker, place the kabuli chana, tea bags, cinnamon stick, cloves and black cardamom. One can add pinch of soda-bi-carbonate. Presure cook the kabuli chana and once they are cooked, keep them aside after removing the teabags. Dont throw the water and the whole spices
3. Now in a pan, heat the oil. Split the green chillies from middle and add in the oil along with the cumin seeds.
4. Once the seeds starts spluttering, add chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste, saute onions till they turn brown in colour.
5. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and coriander-cumin seed powder. Cook till oil leaves the vessel.
6. Add anardana powder and amchur powder and mix well.
7. Now add the boiled kabuli chana along with the water and the whole spices. Now cook choley on a low flame for few minutes.
8. Add choley masala and again cook on a low flame.
9. Before serving squeeze lemon and garnish with chopped coriander.
Serve with parathas, bhatura or puris


Unknown 4 August 2008 at 19:53  

Amazing...i love this dish..

notyet100 5 August 2008 at 02:17  

hi purva...thali looks so so delicious,..u can send this for curry mela,,..too,..even i had chola with nan,..this weekend hubby prepared,..will post soon,..ceeya hppy bloggin,..

Lakshmi 5 August 2008 at 04:43  

wooow..chola..yummo! wanna have that plate now :D

Unknown 5 August 2008 at 06:03  

purva that plate looks so so so tempting I am hungry now

Indian Khana 5 August 2008 at 08:24  

Chole looking so the plate..nice spread ;)

Shreya 5 August 2008 at 12:17  

it looks so yummy.. love chole..:-)

Suganya 5 August 2008 at 14:27  

First time to ur blog. Loved all ur recipe. Chickpea curry is my fav, loved ur version.

Vaidehi Bhave 5 August 2008 at 17:58  

wow purva!!
pic looks amazing.. and so delicious

Madhavi 5 August 2008 at 20:19  

Mouthwatering entry Purva, love chholey and look delicious, yummyyyyy!!!

Sum Raj 5 August 2008 at 21:05  

oh my gosh..wht a punjabi thali..balle balle...dekhathe hi mazaa aagayaa....tho khate kaise hoga?...adding tea bags is new to me...sure it would have tasted very gud..

Unknown 6 August 2008 at 04:33  

Using tea there anyway i can substitute tea bags..?

Jaishree Iyer 6 August 2008 at 07:19 choley and look delicious, adding tea bags is new to me..

Purva Desai 6 August 2008 at 15:09  

Thank you all...
and thank you sukanya for dropping by

Deepthi Shankar 6 August 2008 at 19:09  

choley looks soo perfect .. mouth watering

Unknown 6 August 2008 at 20:07  

Choley looks perfect :)

ST 8 August 2008 at 12:28  

Looks yummy and spicy........

Sukanya Yogesh 12 August 2008 at 08:15  

Hi Purva, the thali looks so delicious...You have awards waiting for you in my blog!!!!!


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