Thursday, November 27, 2014

Zero Oil Chole/chickpeas

Zero Oil Chile/Chickpeas

Chole is a very common punjabi dish.  But it has now. Become famous in almost all parts of. The country And is loved by all. Usually Chole is served with Bhature but, I love them With rice and poori too. 

Wednesdays with my family are special as Hubby works from home. So, I try prepare something that everyone likes for lunch.  This Wednesday I was planning to do Chole bhature.  Traditional. Way of doing chole involves lots of oil and then roasting spices in the oil.  I searched Internet for oil free recipes but wasn't satisfied.. So thought of Trying one myself. And,  guess what to my surprise I was able to make one of my best prepared chole with Zero Oil.  Yes friends, not Even a single Drop of oil.. ;-) :-)

This way chole was made healthy with no oil still there was no compromises on the taste. They tastes as good as the regular ones.

So, let quickly run throught the ingredients required and then the process. :)

- 1 cup Chloe/ chickpeas ( washed and then soaked in fresh drinking water overnite)
- 1.5 cups water
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Garam masala
- 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
- 1 tbsp any chana masala
- 1/2 tsp Anardana/ dried pomegranate seeds
- 1 medium sized onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp. ginger paste
- 1 medium aide tomato paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1. In a pressure cooker, take the soaked chickpeas and little salt, 1 tea bag and water.  Let it and cook for at least 10 minutes or till 5-6 whistles on medium flame.
2. In a grinder make paste of onion,tomato,garlic cloves, goner paste and Anardana.
3. Once the pressure cooker is opened add this onion tomato paste to the dhole along with rest of the other spices ( chana masala,coriander powder, Garam masala, salt if required and red chilli powder)
4. Mix everything well. And, again cover the lid of pressure cooker and now on Los flame let everything cook for another 12-15 minutes. 
5. Once done, let the pressure cooker open. If you feel the chole is too watery or are undone yet, then cook them with lid but without whistle for another 4-5 minutes.
6. You can, garnish with chopped coriander, chopped onion. Your yummy chole with zero oil is ready to be served..;) :)

I accompanied these zero oil Chole with health Bharuras too. Which were whole wheat and no Maida at all. :) for Bhatura recipe you can check my other post. 

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