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Monday, 28 April 2014

Zero oil Chole/Zero oil Chickpeas in gravy


Chole can be healthy :) Here comes my Zero oil Chole with zero compromise.
Chole is a very common dish prepared in most of the homes atleast twice or thrice a month. Traditionally they have lots of oil (but they taste delicious too). But "agar wahi swad zero oil mein mile to ???" Yes, I am preparing these cholas since 4-5 years now. I still remember that for the first time when my father tasted them the first word was "Zabardasttt Chole". 
We have so many names for it - Zero oil Chole, guilt free Chole, one pot Chole or Zabardast Chole :)))


I am sure you guys are pretty excited for the recipe, so won't take your much time and quickly move towards list of the ingredients following the method :)))

Video :


Ingredients :
  • Chickpeas - 1 cup (soaked overnight with a generous pinch of baking soda) 
  • Onions - 2 medium sized
  • Tomatoes - 2 medium sized
  • Garlic - 4-5 cloves
  • Ginger - 1" piece
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Kasuri Methi - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp (or as per the taste)
  • Black salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - As per the taste
  • Oil - 1 tsp (100% optional, I added it just for the nicer texture)
Method :
  • Wash the chollas. Make a paste of onions + tomatoes + garlic + ginger.
  • Take a pressure cooker and add - chickpeas, then the paste, all the spices, oil if adding, water as required. Give a stir.
  • Close the lid, after the first whistle slow down the flame to medium to low and cook for another 15-20 minutes or unless the chick peas are well done.
  • Once done, add one tsp of fresh lime juice. 
  • You can also add dry mango powder/aamchur powder in place of lime juice - mix 1 tsp of aamchur powder with 3-4 tsp of water. Add in the chole, let it boil once and your chole are ready.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with Kulchas, naan, puri, steam rice.
  • For more details please watch my video. Link is given above.

Enjoy!!!!
Thanks & Happy Cooking
Priyanka

10 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! Really good to see the oil less alternative of this delicious but oily dish. Eat wit no more fear. :)

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  2. But doesn't the pyaz tomato paste leave its raw flavour??

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    1. No not at all as everything is boiled in the pressure cooker. This is full tried n tested recipe, just try it once and I am sure you will love it :)

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  3. Hey priyanka
    I feel ur chollas recipe is awesome bt I have a query too...if d chollas r required to get boiled in d beginning or not as we usually do??????

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    1. Thanks Shivani :), No initial boiling is required. Just dump every thing in pressure cooker as shown in the video and close.

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  4. Made this tonight. Was delicious. Everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe

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    1. The pleasure is all mine Geetha :), thanks to u too for sharing ur experiences :)

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  5. Tried your chole... really yummy and super healthy...better than sanjiv kapoor's recipe.. pls post more of zero oil cooking

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