Punjabi Chhole

Very common and famous dish of India. There are so many versatile ways that Indians make this dish and each one has its unique distinct taste. Mainly cook with garbanzo beans and Indian traditional spices make it testier.

Ingredients

  • 1. FOR GRAVY:
  • Garbanzo beans – 1 & ½ Cup
  • Star anise (Badiyan) – 1(add while boiling garbanzo beans) +1
  • Bay leaves – 2 (add while boiling garbanzo beans) + 3
  • Cloves – 4 (add while boiling garbanzo beans) + 4
  • Cardamom – 2 (add while boiling garbanzo beans) + 3
  • Cinnamon steak – 1
  • Butter – 2 TBS
  • Oil – 2 TBS
  • Red chili powder – ½ to 1 TSP
  • Coriander powder – 1 TSP
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ TSP
  • Garam Masala – 1 TSP
  • Chat Masala – ½ TBS
  • Kitchen king masala – 1 & ½ TSP
  • Kasturi methi – 1 TBS
  • Cream – 2 TBS (optional)
  • 2. INGREDIENTS OF PASTES AND METHOD:
  • – Tomato paste:
  • 4 Medium tomatoes
  • Wash tomatoes and make puree in mixture or blender
  • – Onion Paste :
  • 1 Large onion
  • Cut onion in sliced and sort it until golden brown adding few drops of oil to pan.
  • Make a paste of onion in mixture adding 2 to 3 TBS of water
  • – Green Paste :
  • Green chili – 4
  • Ginger – 2 inch
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Cut all these and add 3 to 4 TBS of water to it and make smooth paste in mixture.

Method

  • Add butter and oil in to pan and keep flame on medium.
  • When it’s enough hot, add Star anise, Bay leaves, Cloves, Cardamom, and Cinnamon steak to it and sort it for 30 seconds.
  • Now add green paste to pot and immediately cover it. Open after 30 seconds and cook until its relive oil.
  • Later on add tomato paste and cook it for 10minutes with covered pot and stir in between.
  • After 10 minutes, add can of tomato sauce and let it start to bubbling.
  • Next add onion paste to it and let all pastes cook until its start to relive oil (almost 30 minutes) with covered pot and stir in between 5 to 6 times.
  • After pastes cook, add all dry spices to it and mix it well and cook it next 5minutes with covered pot.
  • Add Boiled garbanzo beans to it and cook for 1 minutes.
  • Add water to it as per thick or thin gravy you want and add cream to it and mix it and let it cook for final 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot with bhatura, puri or naan.

Watch Video