Chole ,a North Indian dish served with fried bread named Bhature......is very famous dish of Panjab,really very tempting ,tasty n filling food,can be served in breakfast,brunch,lunch or dinner and in any party or occasion.....:)
For Chana:Soak garbanzo beans over night and thoroughly wash and along with water ,salt and tea bag,add to the pressure cooker and take 5-6 whistles on high flame.cool it off,remove the tea bag,pieces of goose berry and mash the beans little bit,along with the water it self.Keep aside.
For Chana Masala:Dry roast all ingredients,till aroma arise and cool little bit and grind to fine powder.Store in air tight container on self,for a year,it has multipurpose use.
For Paste:In a mixer grinder,add all ingredients for paste and grind to a smooth paste,keep aside.
For Tempering:In a deep wok or kadhai,heat oil and add ingredients from,15-19 and swat till onion browns,add prepared paste and again swat till oil release.Now add grated potato and mix well ,then add prepared Chana masala and mix well.
Now add boiled beans ,along with it"s water and bring to boil.Now add ingredients from,22 to 24 and simmer for 5-8 min.Now add ingredients from,2s to 28 and simmer for a min and put of the flame,cover and give 5-7 min standing time to it.
Garnish and serve hot with Bhature or jeera rice,along with pickled onion rings in vinegar,salt and paprika or any mix pickle....yummm...I love it with plain rice...though I made bhature with it but I had it with rice and pickled onion rings only :D
NOTE : If any one don"t have tea bag ,can make small bundle of tea powder in muslin cloth and use it.
NOTE:If having trouble in finding out for dry goose berries ,one can use Amla Supari,available in market.
NOTE; VEGANS can made this dish by avoiding yogurt and butter,the taste will not change much.
NOTE: Though this dish calls for too much heat,but you can always change the heat according to your choice or can totally avoid for kids,then also it will taste nice.Yogurt,butter,tamarind sweet sour chutney will help to balance the heat.
as you all know that i have the itching of changing every dish little bit here and there,in this dish i added coffee powder,which gives a nice taste,color and earthiness to this dish.