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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Chole Masala / Chana Masala | how to make chole masala





Chole Masala is the best to know for its awesome flavor, taste and distinct black color. The secret of dark color in chole masala is tea bags or tea decoction. For this recipe, I made the tea decoction by boiling 1 teaspoon of tea powder in a cup of water without adding sugar for about 2 minutes. Then strain the decoction and use it while pressure cooking the chickpeas. But, be careful while adding tas bags or the tea decoction, don't add too much of tea decoction or the tea bags, else your chole will turn bitter.

Another important tip to make soft and moist chole is by adding baking soda while pressure cooking the chickpeas. By adding soda to the chickpeas along with tea bag while pressure cooking gives the moist chickpeas/ chole from inside too. 


Adding baking soda and tea bags/tea decoction helps to keep the perfect restaurant/Dhaba-style color and texture of the chole with moist and soft at both inside as well as outside.

For any chole masala, everything is cooked well till it releases oil is another tip for the Dhaba-style chole curry. This chole masala/chana masala goes well with any dish like roti, naan, chapati, rice or even with flavored rice like bagara rice. But I like having with curry either with roti or with bagara rice.




Ingredients:

  • Kabul Chana (Chickpeas) – 1 Cup
  • Chopped Onions – 1
  • Chopped Green Chillies – 4
  • Tea Bag/Black Tea – ½ Cup
  • Curd – 1 Cup
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  • Garam Masala – 1tsp
  • Jeera Powder – 1tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 Tsp
  • Ghee – 1tbsp.
  • Chopped Garlic – 5
  • Chopped Ginger – small Piece
  • Curry Leaves
  • Kasoori Methi
  • Baking Soda - 1 Tsp.

Method:

  • Clean & Soak Chana Previous Night or At Least for 5 Hours.
  • Next-Day Again Clean with Fresh Water and Place in Pressure Cooker.
  • Now Add Tea Bag / Black Tea, 1Cup Water, Clove, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Star Anise(Anasa Puvvu) & Baking Soda to the Chana And Pressure It For 4 Whistles.
  • Now Mix Garam Masala Powder, Jeera (Cumin) Powder, Daniya(Coriander) Powder, Red Chilli Powder.
  • Add the Masala Powders to the Cooked Chana on Top.
  • In Pan Add Ghee, When the Ghee Melts add Chopped Garlic and Ginger.
  • Cook Till Garlic and Ginger Turns Brown Colour, then Add to the Cooked Chana and Mix well.
  • In Pan add oil & Jeera
  • Add Chopped Onions With Salt & Cook Till Onions Becomes Golden Brown Colour
  • When Onions Becomes Golden Brown Colour Add Yogurt/Curd.
  • When Curd Is Cooked Well, Add Ginger Garlic Paste & Turmeric Powder.
  • Mix Well & Add Curry Leaves
  • Blend 4 Boiled Tomatoes
  • Add Tomato Puree Mix Well And Cook. Cook On Medium Flame For about 5mins Till Oil Release at side
  • Then Add Masala Chana & Mix Well
  • Mix Well & Add Kasoori Methi(Dry Fenugreek/Dry Menthi Kurra)
  • Cook Till Oil Releases And Then off The Flame
  • Chole Masala

Step by Step Procedure With Pictures:


  • Clean & Soak Chana Previous Night or At Least for 5 Hours.
Soaked Chana

  • Next Day Again Clean with Fresh Water and Place in Pressure Cooker.
next day Morning / After Soaking

  • Now Add Tea Bag / Black Tea, 1Cup Water, Clove, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Star Anise(Anasa Puvvu) & Baking Soda to the Chana And Pressure It For 4 Whistles.
black tea

water

star anise, cloves, baking soda, cinnamon & cardamom

pressure cooking

  • Now Mix Garam Masala Powder, Jeera (Cumin) Powder, Daniya(Coriander) Powder, Red Chilli Powder.
Garam Masala, Cumin( Jeera ) Powder, Coriander Powder And Red Chilli Powder

Mixed

  • Add the Masala Powders to the Cooked Chana on Top.
Added Masala On Top

  • In Pan Add Ghee, When the Ghee Melts add Chopped Garlic and Ginger.
ghee

Chopped Ginger And Garlic


  • Cook Till Garlic and Ginger Turns Brown Colour, then Add to the Cooked Chana and Mix well.


  • In Pan add oil & Jeera
Jeera (Cumin Seeds In Oil)

  • Add Chopped Green Chillies & Onions With Salt & Cook Till Onions Becomes Golden Brown Colour
Green Chillies

Chopped Onions With Salt


  • When Onions Becomes Golden Brown Colour Add Yogurt/Curd.
Curd / Yogurt

  • When Curd Is Cooked Well, Add Ginger Garlic Paste & Turmeric Powder.
Ginger Garlic Paste And Turmeric Powder

  • Mix Well & Add Curry Leaves
Curry Leaves

  • Blend 4 Boiled Tomatoes
Tomato Puree

  • Add Tomato Puree Mix Well And Cook. Cook On Medium Flame For about 5mins Till Oil Release at side


  • Then Add Masala Chana & Mix Well


  • Mix Well & Add Kasoori Methi(Dry Fenugreek/Dry Menthi Kurra)

  • Cook Till Oil Releases And Then off The Flame

  • Chole Masala Is Ready To Serve

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