Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Amritsari Chole Bhature | hotel style chana masala|amritsar chola bhatura

Chole Bhatura is one of my favorite dish.Last weekend made chole with a twist in amritsari style .After researching a lot I finalised on the recipe .. There are so many ways of making punjabi chole…. I have  already have posted the punjabi chole recipe Of  kadhai chole.
Chole Bhature is also one of Mumbai’s favorite fast food.

Chole is my all time favourite .if you too like here are few chole recipes for you.

chole pulav
chole salad
amritsari chole
pindi chana
kadhai chole
punjabi chole

There are various versions of Chole Bhature in Punjab-India. However I though of making the authentic Amritsari Chole Bhature which turned out damn delicious and tasty just like hotel style chole.I remembered choile i had tasted in kailash parbat restaurant at andheri ,lokhandwala.
For amritsari chole bhature,  you must have had that dark brown looking chole with bhature, . Also some of the chole is mashed into the masala to make it a bit mushy .


1 cup Chole (Chick Peas/garbanzo beans)
2 Tea Bags
2-3 Black Cardamom
 2 tbsp Garlic paste
 2 tbsp Ginger paste
 1 inch Ginger chopped
 3 tbsp Ghee
2 Bay Leaves
 1 tbsp Shahi Jeera
3 Tomato Puree
2 Bigsized Onions ( 1 Onion Puree other chopped)
 2 tbsp Red Chili Powder
 2 tbsp home made chole masala powder

1 tsp kasoori methi (dried methi leaves)
half Lime Juice
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 t/s Amchur (Mango powder)
2 cups Water or as consistency required
Salt as per taste


Coriander leaves
Onion wedges

Method :

1.Soak chole in in water overnight.

2. Place Tea Bags and Black Cardamom in the chole add water. Pressure cook Chole for 8-10 whistles or more until they are cooked and tender.they should be really soft .

3.Allow to  cool throw away the tea bags. You can retain Black Cardamom in the Chole's.

4.Chop one onion & Make puree of Onion. Keep it aside. Also make Tomato Puree and keep aside.

5.In a kadhai  or wok add 2 tbsp Ghee. Once hot saute shahi jeera along with bay leaves. Once they crackle. Add Ginger-Garlic paste, chopped Ginger and saute. Now add chopped onion. Saute for a minute more.Mix onion puree and saute for 3-4 minutes . Combine redchilli powder,readymade chole masala and saute for 3 mins more.


6.Add tomato puree and saute for 2 mins more till oil separates.

7.Add cooked Chole &  Combine all of them and mash some choles with the back of spoon.

8.Add water as consistency required. Add Lime juice, amchur powder,sugar ,kasoori methi and salt as per taste.

9.Cook covered for 5 to 7 mins more. Switch off the gas. Garnish with few coriander leaves.
10 Your Amritsari Chole is ready.

I had served Amritsari Chole  with  hot with fried Bhatura ,onion wedges, biryani style pulao & lime wedges.

For hotel style bhature /bhatoora pls click here

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