Vegan Punjabi Chole

Our family favorite. My son even has a special dance called "Chole Dance" for days when this dish is cooked at home

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Ingredients

Chole (chickpeas) soaked over night -  1 cup

Onion finely chopped - 1 Big

Tomatoes finely chopped -  2 Big 

ginger , garlic  paste - 1 tbsp

green chilies slit in between - 2 

Bay leafy - 2-3 pieces

Cinnamon sticks - 1-2 one inch pieces

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp 

haldi -  1tsp

hing  powder -  1/4 tsp

chole masala - 2 tsp

red chilli powder - 1 tsp

amchur powder - 1/2 tsp

salt to taste

Vegetable OIl - 1 Tbsp

Tea water - 1 cup

Garnishing -   Cilantro

Method

 

1. Pressure cook chole for 3-4 whitsles.

2. In a pan heat oil. Add mustard seeds. Once they split , add cumin seeds and hing. Add green chilies.

3. Add onions and saute till they turn translucent.

4. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute.

5. Add tomatoes and salt and saute till tomatoes turn nice mushy.

6. Add turmeric powder ,  red chili powder , chole masala . Saute for a minute.

7. Add boiled chole and mix well.

8. Add water to desired consistency.

9. Boil on low flame for 15-20 minutes.

10. Add amchur powder mix well.

11. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro.