Showing posts with label Chole. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chole. Show all posts

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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Monday, October 28, 2019

Chole Bhatura Recipe

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Bhatura:
Bhatura Recipe is a fluffy deep-fried bread from North India usually served with Chole or Aloo based bhaji. It is also known as Bhatoora or Batoora. Making proper Bhatura takes some practice but if you follow procedure properly you will be able to produce yummy Bhatura’s in no time. Its a very famous Indian Breakfast in North India.Bhatura Recipe is a kind of leavened bread because we use baking soda to raise it while frying, which also makes it crispy.It will be best if you keep the dough overnight. This will really help you in making them more fluffy and crunchy.

Bhatura

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups maida (all-purpose flour / refined flour) 
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (dahi / curd) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (Soda bicarbonate ) 
  • A pinch of sugar 
  • 1/2 cup luke warm water 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil for frying 

How to make Bhatura:

  1. Take a big bowl and mix 2 cups maida, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, pinch of sugar and salt to taste.
  2. Gradually mix lukewarm water and make a soft dough by light kneading. Add about 1 tablespoon of oil in dough and knead for few more seconds. 
  3. Cover the dough and keep it at warm place for fermentation for about one hour. 
  4. Now take some oil in your palms and start making small balls out of the dough, you will be able to make about 12 bhature from this dough. 
  5. Heat good amount of oil in a frying pan and roll out each ball into 4-5 inch discs. 
  6. Deep fry one bhatura at a time on high flame till it is light brown from both sides, just like you would fry pooris. 
  7. Drain on paper towels and your bhature are ready for serving.
Try this Bhatura Recipe with Chole/ Chana Masala for best combination ever.

Notes:

You can make bhaturas of oval shape by pulling the rolled diskettes from opposite sides. This Bhature should be served immediately. Bhature are generally served with chole, lemon wedges and chopped or sliced onion.

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