Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oil Free Chole / Channa


An exclusive recipe for diet conscious people
Also look out for Zero Oil Methi Chole


Ingredients:
Part - 1: Pressure Cooker
  • White Channa - 1 cup
  • Bay Leaf - 1
  • Turmeric Power - 1 pinch

Part 2 - Items to grind
  • Onion - 2 (finely chopped ones)
  • Tomato - 4 (finely chop it)
  • Ginger - a small piece
  • Garlic - 5 pods
  • Cumin seeds / jeera - 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies - 2 nos
  • Coriander leaves - little
  • Cooked Channa - 1 fistful

Part 3 - Powders
  • Garam Masala or Channa Masala - 1 Teaspoon
  • Kahmiri Chilly Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Aamchur Powder or Lemon - 1 Teaspoon (if needed)
  • Salt - 1 Teaspoon
Part 4 - Garnishing
  • Kasuri Methi - 1 Tablespoon
  • Corrainder Leaves - Just for Garnish
  • Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon

Method
Step 1 - Soaking and Cooking Channa
  • Soak the Channa overnight or for about 6 hours
  • Add water just an inch above Channa
  • Add Turmeric powder, Bay Leaf  
  • Pressure cook for 5 whistles.Discard the bay leaf after cooking
Part 2 - Fry and Grind
  • In a kadai saute garlic and ginger in low flame
  • Put tomatoes and fry it in medium flame
  • Add onions, jeera and chillies.Saute till raw smell goes
  • Cool it and transfer to a mixer jar
  • Add boiled channa, coriander leaves to it.Grind it to a smooth paste without adding water


Part 3 - Chole
  • In a kadai add the grounded mixture (paste) .Wash the mixer using the water from cooked channa and pour it here
  • Now add Channa masala  / Garam masala and mix well
  • Add Aamchur powder optional) and mix well
  • Add Salt and mix well
  • Mash the channa and add it now.Mix well
  • Add crushed Kasuri Methi 
  • Squeeze lemon (if Aamchur powder is not added)
  • Garnish it coriander leaves

Serve it with Phulkas , Parata and Jeera Rice