Aloo Chole
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Aloo Chole

Aloo Chole or Aloo Chana masala is a punjabi dish made with potatoes and chickpeas. This dish goes well with Bhatura, Poori or Paratha. On side serve some mango pickle, sliced onion and lemon.

dancing with sugar&spice

Ingredients

6-portion
  1. PRESSURE COOKER
  2. 2 cups chickpeas Dried white
  3. 4 cups Water
  4. 2 Cinnamon pieces of sticks
  5. 2 cardamom Black
  6. 1 Tea bag
  7. CURRY
  8. 6 potatoes , peeled and cubed
  9. 1 tablespoon oil
  10. 1 onion
  11. 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  12. 2 cloves garlic crushed
  13. 1 Green chili
  14. 4 tomatoes
  15. to taste salt
  16. ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  17. 1 teaspoon chili powder red
  18. 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  19. ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  20. ½ teaspoon garam masala
  21. 2 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped finely

Method

40 mins
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    Wash dried chana under running cold water till water runs clear.

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    Soak for at least 8 hours or overnight. Next morning chana will have doubled in size. Discard the soaking water.

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    Add 2 cups of water. Also add black cardamom, cinnamon stick and tea bags.

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    Cover the cooker with lid, put the weight on and turn the heat on high. Pressure cook it for 2 whistles on High. Let the pressure go down by itself then open the lid.

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    Peel and then boil the potatoes in a pot around 10 minutes. Poke them with a knife and then drain water, keep aside.

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    Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add chopped green chili stir for 1 minute. Now add chopped onions. Cook till slightly brown.

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    Now ginger paste and crushed garlic. Mix well and saute for a minute or till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes away. Add finely chopped tomatoes.

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    Cook till all the moisture evaporates. Do stir in between. If it splutters a lot, you can partially cover the pan.

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    Now add the spices: turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder. Stir well and cook for a minute until all spices get mixed.

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    Now add cooked chana along with its water. Mix 2 minutes.

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    Also add cubed potatoes. Mix well and bring it to boil.

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    Simmer for 5-7 minutes or till you get the desired gravy consistency.

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    Lastly add chopped coriander and turn off the stove. The Chole is ready to serve.

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