Amritsari Chole

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Amritsari chole derives It’s name from famous authentic recipe from Amritsar Punjab.This chole recipe has a  appealing flavour and aroma that comes from the blend of various spices and herbs.

Ingredients :- ( Serves 6 )

  • 500 gm Chickpea / Kabuli Channa
  • 1/4 cup Split Bengal gram / Tota Channa
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 tea bags or 2 tsp Black tea
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Bayleaves / Tej patta
  • 1 tsp Cumin / Zeera
  • 3 Onion
  • 1 tsp each Ginger & Garlic paste
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric / Haldi
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder / Dhaniya
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom / Hari elachi
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon / Dalchini
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Dry Fenugreek leaves / Kasturi mathi
  • 1 tsp Dry pomegranate / Anardana
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala

TEMPER

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 3 Chillies

Method:-

  1. Mix kabuli Channa and Tota Channa rinse couple of time and then soak it in enough water that the dal gets completely immersed.
  2. Add and mix Salt and Soda.
  3. Keep it soaked for over night or 8 hours.
  4. Pressure cook for 10 min adding 2-3 cup water and tea bags.
  5. After pressure cooking discard the teabags.
  6. In hot oil add bay leaves and Cumin,let it to splatter.
  7. Add Onion paste.Saute till translucent.Add Ginger & Garlic paste and sauté again for few seconds.
  8. Next add Tomato puree,Cloves made into powder,Chilli powder,Turmeric,Coriander,Pepper,Cardamom,Cinnamon,Salt and Fenugreek.
  9. Sauté over medium till 3-4 minutes.
  10. Next add pressure cooked kabuli channa chilli paste and Anardana.
  11. Cover & cook for 20 min.Then put off sprinkle with Garam masala.
  12. Make temper by adding slit chillies in hot in hot Ghee.Within  30 seconds add hot Ghee to Amritsari channa and serve with kulcha or bhatura.

Tips :-

  • Tota channa helps to make Amritsari chole thick.
  • If you don’t have tea bags tie tea in a muslins cloth.
  • Add hot boiled water if the chole gravy gets thick.

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