Friday, December 20, 2019

Chana Masala | Chole Masala | How To Make Dhaba Style Chana Masala

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Chana Masala also known as channay, chole masala, chole or chholay, is a dish originating from the Indian subcontinent. Chole is the name for the larger and lighter coloured chickpea commonly found in the West. These are known as kabuli chana (काबुली चना) in India.

Along with chickpeas, the ingredients of chana masala typically include onion, chopped tomatoes, coriander seed, garlic, chillies, ginger, dried mango powder (amchur, sometimes spelled amchoor), crushed pomegranate seed (anardana), and garam masala.

Chana Masala | Chole
In India, it is sold by street vendors and restaurants, and may be eaten with puri, bhatoora or kulcha.


Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Total Time: 1 hr


Ingredients:

Pressure Cook
  • Kabuli Chana / Chick Peas - 2 Cups Soaked 6 hrs
  • Cinnamon Stick - 1
  • Cloves - 6
  • Black Cardamon - 3
  • Black Tea - 2 Tsp
  • Dried Amla - 6 Pieces
  • Salt - 2 Tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 Tsp
  • Water - 2 Cups
Spice Mix
  • Coriander Powder - 3 Tbsp
  • Ginger Powder - 1.5 Tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 2 Tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 Tbsp
  • Aamchur / Dried Mango Powder - 1/2 Tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Salt - 1 Tsp
Masala Mix
  • Ghee - 3 Tbsp
  • Hing / Asafoetida
  • Onion - 1 Big
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Green Chilies - 5
  • Yogurt / Curd Strained- 1/2 Cup
  • Tomato Puree - 1 Cup
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Tbsp
  • Kasoori Methi / Dried Fenugreek Leaves - 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 1 Cup


How To Make Chana masala/Chole in Dhaba Style:

Pressure Cook
  1. In a Pressure cooker, Add Chana (Soaked for 6 hours in water).
  2. In a cotton muslin cloth bag add Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Black Cardamom, Black Tea, Dried Amla.
  3. Close the bag and add to pressure cooker.
  4. Add Baking Soda, Salt, Water to the cooker and mix everything well.
  5. Close the cooker lid, On Low - Med flame cook for 6 whistles. Do not depressurize the cooker.
  6. In between the whistles, lift the cooker and shake gently so that the ingredients inside move around and Chana doesn't get burnt on the bottom.
Spice Mix
  1. Mix all the spices listed in Spice mix ingredients and keep aside.
Chole / Chana Masala
  1. In a pan on med flame, add ghee, hing and onion. Cook till onions turn pink.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste. Cook till the raw aroma of ginger and garlic disappears.
  3. Add the Spice Mix. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add strained yogurt. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Yogurt should be properly cooked.
  5. Add pureed tomato's. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, till the raw taste of tomato's is gone.
  6. Remove the lid, Add salt and water. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid again and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes on med to low flame.
  7. Open the pressure cooker and move the Chole to the pan.
  8. Add green chillies, julienned ginger, kasoori methi and mix well.
  9. Garnish with slit green chillies, julienned ginger and cilantro.
Try this Chole Recipe with Bhature for best combination ever.

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