Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas | How to make Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas

By bina bedi  |  29th Sep 2015  |  
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Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeasby bina bedi
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About Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas

Chole Bhature is a real favourite dish of the Punjabis

Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas by bina bedi has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas takes few minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas is a good option for you. The flavour of Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas recipe on the page below.

Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas

Ingredients to make Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas

  • 250 gms White Channa /White chickpeas
  • 2 med size onions finely chopped
  • 1 adrak (ginger ) cut in long slices"
  • 100 gm imli ( tamarind )soaked in cup of hot water
  • 1 Tejpata ( bay leaf )
  • 2 laung (cloves )
  • 2 moti elaichi (black cardamom)
  • 1 dalchini (cinnamon )
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1 tsp amchoor powder ( dry mango powder )
  • 1/2 tsp Chat masala
  • 1 tea bag
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • Salt to taste

How to make Chole / Punjabi Channa/ White chikpeas

  1. Rinse and Soak the chana overnight in enough water as the chanas soak the water and increase in size.
  2. Next morning rinse and remove the chanas from soaked water
  3. In the pressure cooker , add 4 cups of water , tea bag ,salt to taste and chanas. Give 3 whistles
  4. When cool , remove the tea bag.
  5. In a frying pan , add oil and all spices. Fry for 5-10 seconds. Add onions. Fry till golden brown.
  6. Add chanas to the frying pan with spices
  7. Add imli water ( by running the imli through the sieve )
  8. Cook for a few minutes.
  9. Garnish with green chillies and onions cut in round rings to which lemon juice , salt and red chillie powder have been added.

My Tip:

The garnish of onions adds a real tangy flavour. These should be served separately too with the Chanas.

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