Punjabi Chole


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VERY IMPORTANT: No need to add Salt, Red chilli, Ginger, Garlic or anything else apart from the ingredients given below.  Increase all quantities proportionally for serving more than 5 persons. Follow instructions given below as it is for best results.

Ingredients Required for 5 persons

Kabuli Chana / Garbanzo Beans 250 Gms / 8.80 Oz
Cooking Oil 8 Tablespoons / 120 ML
Tomatoes Two Medium / 120 Gms / 4.25 Oz
Green Chilli 1 Whole
Onions 5 Medium / 300 Gms / 11 Oz
Ustad Banne Nawab’s Chole Masala One Packet

Follow this method step by step:

  1. Soak Kabuli Chana / Garbanzo beans in water for at least two hours, dice onions and tomatoes very finely and keep aside.
  2. Mix entire contents of Chole Masala in 50 ml water into a fine paste and keep aside.
  3. Drain soaked water from Kabuli Chana / Garbanzo beans thoroughly in a glass. Fill the glass up with extra water if necessary. Pressure cook the beans in the same water (One glass / 250 ml) till 3rd whistle. Reduce flame to low and cook in the cooker for One Hour. Let the cooker cool down.
  4. After cooker cools, heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till they start changing color.
  5. Add tomatoes and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes stirring continuously.
  6. Add the whole green chilli without slicing or cutting and sauté for a minute or two.
  7. Reduce flame to medium and add Chole Masala paste and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Add Kabuli chana / Garbanzo beans along with the water remaining in the cooker and on high flame cook till water dries, stirring and mixing continuously.
  9.  Serve hot with Bhatura / Puri. Garnish with raw onions and lemon (Optional).