Thursday, April 30, 2015

Punjabi Style Chole Masala

Today let us see how to make this Punjabi style chole masala. It is a traditional north Indian dish. Chole masala is a blending of equal proportion of spices to the fresh chick peas. It is quite spicy too so watch out before giving to kids.
Nutritional facts:
One cup of cooked chickpeas contains 269 calories, 45 grams of carbohydrate, 15 grams of protein, 13 grams of dietary fiber, 4 grams of fat and 0 grams of cholesterol. Additionally chick peas contains vitamin K, folate, Phosphorus, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Choline, selenium.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serving: 4 members

For masala paste:
Big Tomatoes – 2
Garlic pods – 5
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Dry red chili – 6
Coriander seeds – 2 tsp
Other ingredients:
Oil – 1 tbsp
Green chili – 1, slit
Boiled chick peas/ channa – 1 cup
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Cilantro to garnish

1. Add tomatoes, garlic, ginger, dry red chilies, and coriander seeds into a blender and blend it into a smooth paste without adding water.
2. Heat oil in pan, Add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell disappears and oil leaves the sides of the masala. It will take about 8 – 9 mins.
3. Add the green chili and enough amount of water, cook for about 5 mins.
4. Now add the boiled chickpeas/channa and give a good mix. Let them cook for about 15 mins on a low flame.
5. Now add the garam masala, salt and cook for 2- 3 mins. Switch of the flame and garnish with cilantro.

6. Spicy and delicious chole masala is ready.

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