Chole Masala in Pressure cooker

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - chickpeas (soaked overnight in plenty of water)
  • 1 tsp - tea leaves (tied in a small muslin cloth to form a pouch)
  • 1 - bay leaf
  • 1.5 - tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 - medium size red onion, chopped
  • 1-2 florets - garlic, chopped
  • Chopped ginger (depending upon taste)
  • 2 - whole green chillies
  • 1 stick - cinnamon
  • 1 - whole big cardamom
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1/2 - nutmeg (jaifal)
  • Small quantity of mace (javitri)
  • 6-7 - whole black pepper seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala
  • 1 tsp - coriander seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp - oil

How to Make Chole Masala in Pressure cooker

  • Preparation of paste:
  • Grind onion, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg (jaifal), green chillies, mace (javitri), chopped ginger, and black pepper in a hand mixer (or in the mixer).
  • Add oil in a heavy pan; add cumin seeds, cloves and onion mix into oil.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, and coriander powder.
  • Mix it very well, and stir till oil separates.
  • Add chole, bay leaf, and tea pouch in pressure cooker for 4 to 5 whistles.
  • Add chopped tomatoes in prepared paste and cook until oil separates.
  • Now add this paste into cooked chole.
  • Close the pressure cooker again for 1 whistle.
  • Sprinkle garam masala on top of it.
  • Serve it hot with puri, roti, or with bhatura.

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