Amritsari Chole

Why you should make this recipe:

Amritsari Chole is Punjabi style chickpea curry. This amazingly authentic curry tastes heavenly. This dish is sure to bring a flavor of Amritsar streets right into your home. It is so inviting and rich, spicy and full of awesome flavors. This a mandatory dish cooked by my mother for very Sunday Lunch

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 litres, divided
  • Tea bag – 1
  • Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Star anise – 1
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cloves – 5 pods
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Onions – 3 numbers
  • Ginger – 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic – 1 teaspoon
  • Green chili paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Tomato puree – 100 grams
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
    Paprika – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chana masala powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Black cardamom – 1 pod
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Chaat masala – 1/2 teaspoon

Method

  • Soak the chickpeas in 1 litre water for overnight.
  • Heat 1 litre water in a pot, add the soaked 200 grams chickpeas, 1 tea bag in it.
  • Cover it with lid and cook till you hear 4 whistles.
  • Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoons butter in a heavy skillet.
  • Add 1 star anise, 1 bay leaf, 5 pods cloves, 1 inch cinnamon stick, 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds and saute well.
  • Then, add 70 grams onions and fry till translucent.
  • Now, add 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon garlic and saute for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Add 1 teaspoon green chili paste and mix it well.
  • Add 100 grams tomato puree and mix it well.
  • Cook for 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Now, add 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida and stir well.
    Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and stir again.
  • Then, add 2 teaspoons coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 2 teaspoons chana masala powder and mix it well.
  • Now, add the boiled chickpeas in it and mix it well.
  • Cook for 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Add 1 pod black cardamom, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala and mix well.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Garnish with onion slices and coriander.
  • Serve hot with naan or puri.

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