Amritsari Chole Recipe | how to make Amritsari Chole Masala

Recipe type: Mains
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3
Amritsari Chole Recipe is originated form region named Amritsar in Punjab state of India. It is served with Amritsari kulacha or naan. Most of finger licking North Indian recipes are from Punjab.
  • 1 cup chickpea (before soaking)
  • 2 tea bags
  • ½ tbsp salt + for curry according to taste
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 green chilies (spicy), slit
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 inch ginger piece, sliced and cut into julienne
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 to 1.25 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder (adjust as per you taste of spiciness)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ½ cup boiled chickpea (tea) water
  1. Soak chickpea for at least 4 hour. Overnight soaking will give best result.
  2. Then transfer into pressure cooker, add ½ tbsp salt, pinch of baking soda (optional), 2 tea bags. remove tea powder from tea bag and cover with some muslin cloth and put into pressure cooker with chickpea
  3. Cook for 5-6 whistle. And let it rest until it cools down.
  4. After opening the pressure cook, remove tea bag, and strain chickpea. Do not throw that black water. Keep ½ cup water; it may be used for further cooking.
  5. For cooking curry, take one pan add oil. Once it hot, add bay leaf and cloves. Then add onions and let it cook till golden brown. Then add slit green chili and garlic paste.
  6. Add tomato puree, dry mango powder and garam masala powder and let it cook completely. It may take 5-10 minutes
  7. Then add turmeric, chilli and coriander powder. Adjust salt to taste. Add half cup boiled chickpea water. give a nice stir.
  8. Add boiled chickpea and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve with plain paratha and some onions on sides.
1) You can serve this recipe with plain paratha or naan or kulcha.
2) Sometime plain rice with chole tastes good.
3) Amritsati Chole kulcha is best combination to serve.
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