Hello friends, as we know, the traditional CHOLE recipe is normally cooked with much oil...:) but....but here I'm going to share a ZERO OIL recipe with you guys..Any one Can't Imagine..CHOLE without OIL..How ?????? I also can't believe that but my SIS-IN-Law (who is my Friend-SIS-Guide) share the recipe with me and advice to try once. I've cook it without OIL n believe me the TASTE was just AWESOME..SUPERB...So Lets start the procedure of healthy Chole with Zero Oil.
For Boiling Chick Peas :-
Chick Peas (Kabuli Chana) - 100 gms
Bay Leavs (Tej Patta) - 1 no.
Green Cardamom (Choti Ilaichi) - 3 nos.
Black Cardamom (Badi Ilaichi) - 1 no.
Cinamon (Dalchini) - 1' inch
Cloves (Laung) - 3-4 nos.
Pepper (Golki) - 5-6 nos.
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
A Pinch of Salt
For Chole :-
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Green Chilly Chopped - 2 nos.
Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander (Dhania) Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin (Jeera) Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Chana Masala - 2 tsp (I've used home made fresh chana masla, which gives awesome flavour to chole)
A Pinch of food colour (Optional)
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Tomato Chopped - 2 nos.
Salt to taste
For Garnishing :-
Onion chopped - 1 no.
Mithi Imli Chutney (Sweet Tamarind Juice)
Chat Masala :)
Soak chick peas 4-5 hours or over night in water. Pressure cook the Peas with the above ingredients for 2 whistles in high flame until they are soft and switch off the fire.
Heat a pan and pour the Chick peas to it with water. Don't waste the water. Add ginger-garlic paste, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, chana masla, sugar, garam masla powder, a pinch of food colour (Optional), salt to taste and cook in low -medium flame. Add chopped tomatoes, green chilly and few choped coriander leaves to it and again cook it for more 5-8 minutes. Mash few Peas in the gravy and mix well. Sprinkle little lemon juice and switch off the flame. Now its ready. Add Mithi Chutney, chat masala and chopped onion-coriander leaves and SERVE with Plain Tawa Roti or Naan.. Enjoy the healthy-Oil free delicious Chole !!!
Home made Chole Masala Powder :-
Shahi Jeera, Cumin seeds, Coriander seeds, Mustard seeds, Whole Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamom, Black Cardamom, Sesame seeds (Til), Ajwain (Caraway seeds), Red Chilly, Star anise (Chakri phool), Rock salt n Turmeric powder.
Lightly dry roast all the above ingredients, allow it to cool and blend to make a smooth fine powder. You can keep it in air tight jar for 1-2 months.