amritsari chole recipe, how to make amritsari chole

amritsari chole masala recipe - white chickpeas curry made in punjabi style.
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amritsari chole recipe with step by step photos – this amritsari chole masala tastes similar to the chole one gets in the punjabi joints on the streets of delhi.

amritsari chole, amritsari chana

the amritsari chole recipe had been requested my many of you when i had posted the garlic naan recipe. so finally posting the amritsari chole recipe. they taste great with bhatura, butter naan and even with aloo tikki. the first day i just served the chole with garlic naan. the next day, i made aloo tikki to go with the chole. the combo of aloo tiki – chole is very famous in north india.

this is an awesome recipe of amritsari chole and you must give it a try. i have used organic chole/chickpeas for making the chole and they do taste better than the regular ones. if you love chole then you would like to check few more chole recipes from the blog like:

while boiling the chole/chickpeas, if you add some baking soda, it makes the chole melt in the mouth when they get cooked. if possible use a pressure cooker for cooking the chole/chickpeas, as in a pan they take a longer time.

if you are looking for more punjabi recipes then do check:

amritsari chole

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:8 hours
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:8 hours 45 minutes
Course:main course
Cuisine:indian
Calories:422kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):5 to 6
4.91 from 20 votes
amritsari chole recipe
amritsari chole masala recipe - white chickpeas curry made in punjabi style.

INGREDIENTS FOR amritsari chole

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for cooking chole (chickpeas)

  • 2 cups dried white chickpeas (kabuli chana or chole) soaked overnight in enough water
  • 2 inch cinnamon sticks (dalchini)
  • 4 to 5 black cardamom (badi elaichi)
  • 1 large tej patta or 2 medium tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 4 teaspoon black tea leaves or 3 tea bags
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda, optional
  • salt or black salt as required

for amritsari chole gravy

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 to 4 medium size tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 4 to 5 green chillies, slit or julienned (hari mirch)
  • 2 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera)
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 2 teaspoon fennel powder (saunf), optional
  • 2 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder) or 2 teaspoon dried pomegranate powder (anardana powder)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala powder or chana masala powder
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon oil
  • some julienned ginger
  • few coriander leaves (dhania patta)

HOW TO MAKE amritsari chole

cooking chole

  • firstly soak the dried chickpeas overnight in water or for 8-9 hours.
  • next day pressure cook the soaked chickpeas adding the whole spices mentioned above with black salt or salt and tea bags or tea leaves wrapped tightly in a muslin cloth.
  • pressure cook for 8-10 minutes or till the chickpeas are completely cooked.
  • strain the chickpeas and reserve the stock along with the whole spices. discard the tea leaves or the tea bags.

making onion tomato masala for amritsari chole

  • in a large pan or a large kadai, heat oil. add the chopped onions. fry till golden brown.
  • add slit green chilies and fry for a minute.
  • add the chopped tomatoes and chopped ginger and saute the tomatoes till they become soft and mushy.

making amritsari chole

  • add the cooked chole (chana or chickpeas) and saute for 5-6 minutes.
  • add all the spice powders, stir and saute for a minute.
  • now add the strained stock about 2.5 to 3 cups to the chole. if the stock is less you can add some water.
  • keep the whole mixture on fire and simmer till the curry thickens a bit.
  • when the amritsari chole gravy thickens, add some julienned ginger to the gravy.
  • check the salt and seasonings and add more if required.
  • stir and serve amritsari chole hot garnished with coriander leaves along with some bhatura, naan, pooris or even steamed basmati rice.

RECIPE TIPS

  1. the spices can be adjusted as per your preferences.
  2. this recipe can be doubled or tripled.
  3. you can also use canned chickpeas instead of dried chickpeas.
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how to make amritsari chole

cooking chana

1: first pressure cook the soaked chole (chole have to be soaked overnight or for 8-9 hours) with the whole spices and tea bags or black tea leaves tied tightly in a muslin like a bouquet garni, along with some black salt. the chole will get a nice dark color of the tea leaves. they should be completely cooked. strain the chole/chickpeas and reserve the stock.

making amritsari chole recipe

making onion tomato masala for amritsari chole

2: in a pan, heat oil and add chopped onions.

making amritsari chole recipe

3: fry the onions till they become golden brown.

onions to make amritsari chole recipe

4: now add slit green chilies and fry for a minute. yes the chole is spicy.

making amritsari chole recipe

5: add chopped tomatoes and ginger.

preparing amritsari chole recipe

6: saute the tomatoes till they become soft and mushy.

making amritsari chole recipe

making amritsari chole

7: add the chole and saute for 5-6 minutes.

making amritsari chole recipe

8: add all the dry masala/spice powders.

making amritsari chole recipe

9: stir the spice powders and saute for a minute.

making amritsari chole recipe

10: now add the strained stock to the chole/chickpeas or add the chole to the strained stock. i just removed the chole with a slotted spoon and kept the strained stock in the pressure cooker itself, so added the chole to it.

cooked chole for amritsari chole recipe

11: keep the whole mixture on fire and simmer till the gravy thickens a bit. you don’t want a watery chole. adjust the spices and seasonings as per your taste preferences.

making amritsari chole recipe

12: when the gravy thickens, add some julienned ginger to the chole.

amritsari chole recipe, how to make amritsari chole

13: stir and serve hot amritsari chole.

amritsari chole recipe, how to make amritsari chole

14: amritsari chole goes well with pooris, bhatura or naan with some raw chopped onion and lime wedges by the side.

amritsari chole recipe, how to make amritsari chole


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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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