Recipe for CHOLE
by Chef Swaminatha Sharma
Soak 200gms of Chole for 8 hours. In a piece of cloth add 1 tsp of Tea Powder and tie it. Drop in the pressure cooker and pressure cook chole with salt. Allow to cool and drain the water and store the water for cooking. Take chole aside.
In a kadai, add oil, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamon, add finely chopped onion, GG paste, Tomato and cook until meshy. Add 1/4 of chole in the mixture and mash it to fine paste. Now add the remaining peas, add chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and jeera powder to your taste. Mix well. Add the drained water for consistency. Allow to cook for 2 mins under cover. Mix well again. Once cooked, sprinkle fresh home made Garam Masala or aaharam's Home Made Garam Masala and Finely chopped coriander leaves. Switch off. In a small kadai, dry saute 2 tsp of Dhaniya powder until it changes the colour and aroma arises. Allow to cool and grind to powder and sprinkle over the Chole. Your authentic Chole is ready to serve with Batura. Serve with Pride - Serve with Joy.