Monday, June 6, 2016

Zero Oil Methi Chole / Channa - No Onion No Garlic

I posted Oil Free Methi Rajma but there I used onions and garlic as well.But you can compare both the versions and use the recipes vice versa
You can add butter while serving it to kids


You may also click Oil Free Channa

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

Part 2 - Items to grind
  • Tomato - 5 (finely chop it)
  • Ginger - a small piece
  • Cumin Seeds / jeera - 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies - 3 nos
  • Cinnamon Stick - a small piece
  • Elachi / Cardamom - 3 nos
  • Cooked Channa - 1 fistful

Part 3 - Masala Powders
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Channa Masala - 1 teaspoon
  • Kashmiri Chilly Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 1/2 teaspoons
Part 4 - Methi
  • Methi leaves - 2 small bunches

Part 5 - Topping
  • Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
Method
Step 1 - Soaking and Cooking Channa
  • Wash and soak channa over night
  • Add water just an inch above Channa
  • Add Turmeric powder, Bay Leaf  
  • Cook for 5 whistles.Discard the bay leaf after cooking
  • Filter the cooked channa.Do not discard the cooked water

Part 2 - Grinding 
  • Grind tomatoes, green chilly,ginger, jeera, cinnamon stick, cardamom and boiled channa without adding water
  • In a kadai saute chopped methi leaves for 2 minutes.Cool and grind it.Keep it ready

Step 3 - Methi Chole
  • Transfer the ground tomato paste in a kadai.Put the masala powders given under "Part 3"
  • Pour the water used for cooking channa.Boil till the raw smell goes
  • Now add the cooked channa.Stir it well
  • Put the methi paste and mix well
  • Boil for about 2 minutes
  • You may add jaggery if needed.I didn't 
  • Switch off the stove and squeeze lemon juice evenly
  • Hot Methi Chole is ready.It goes well with Phulkas/ Paratha