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Make yummy Amritsari chole masala

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Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
For Amritsari Chole Bhature:
300 gms Chole (Chick Peas)
4 Tomato Puree
2 Bigsized Onions ( 1 Onion Puree other chopped)
1 tbsp Peppercorn (kalimirch)
1 tbsp Fennel (Saunf) Powder
1 tbsp Cumin (Jeera) Powder
1 tbsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tbsp Turmeric (Haldi)
1 tbsp Coriander seed (Dhaniya) Powder
2 tbsp Red Chili Powder (lal mirch powder)
2 to 3 Cinnamon sticks (dalchini)
1 Large Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
1 Green Cardamom (hari elaichi)
5 to 6 Cloves (lavang)
1 Mace (Javitri)
2 Tea Bags
1 tbsp Garlic paste (lehsun)
1 tbsp Ginger paste (adrak)
1 inch Ginger chopped
3 tbsp Ghee
3 Bay Leaves (tejpata)
1 tbsp Shahi Jeera
½ Lime Juice
1 tsp Sugar (optional)
½ t/s Amchur (Mango powder)
1 tbsp Anardana powder (Pomegranate Seed Powder)
2 cups Water or as consistency required
Salt as per taste ( I have used Rock salt+White salt)
How to make Chole Bhature Recipe:

1.Very important soak choles in in water overnight.

2.Dip Tea Bags and Black Cardamom in the choles. Pressure cook Choles until 5 whistles or more until they are cooked and tender.

3.Once cooked discard the tea bags. You can keep the Black Cardamom in the Chole’s that’s fine. Make the puree of Onion. Keep it aside. Also, make Tomato Puree and keep aside.

4.Take a Pan and keep on low heat. Now roast Cumin seeds, Cumin Powder, Coriander seed powder, Chili powder, Green Cardamom. Also, add Fennel seed Powder, Turmeric, Pepper corn, Cloves. Don’t forget to roast Mace, Cinnamon sticks as well. Roast for 2 mins on low flame. Keep this aside. Use only 1 t/s of this garam masala powder else your choles will taste spicy and more of masala.

5.Take a big vessel Or wok add 2 tbsp, Ghee. Once hot saute shahi jeera along with bay leaves. Once they crackle. Add Ginger-Garlic paste, chopped Ginger and saute. Now add chopped onion. Saute for a minute more.

6.Put onion puree and saute for 3 mins Or Until golden brown in color.

7.Combine 1 t/s of roasted masalas and saute for 3 mins more.

8.Add tomato puree and saute for 2 mins more.

9.Its time to add cooked Chole’s. Combine all of them and mash some choles with the back of the spoon.

10.Add water as consistency required. Add Lime juice, anardana powder, amchur powder and salt as per taste.

11.Cook for 5 to 7 mins more. Switch off the gas. Garnish with few coriander leaves. Your Amritsari Chole is ready. Serve hot with fried Bhatures!