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ALOO CHOLE(HALWAI STYLE) RECIPE WITH STEP BY STEP PICTURES AND VIDEO

Aloo chole(halwai style) recipe is a perfect blend of flavours with whole spices, pomegranate seeds, garlic, ginger etc. It’s very flavourful. Aloo chole in Halwai Style is about flavours and their balance. Anyone flavour overdone or underdone ruins the dish.

Experience and experience (tips and tricks)
Coat the chole with ghee before soaking.
Brown the onions well.Add ginger garlic towards the end of a recipe.

AALU CHOLE

                                                                                                                                  Aloo Chole(Halwai style)

INGREDIENTS FOR ALOO CHOLE RECIPE

  • 1 cup chickpeas (Kabuli Chana) 
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1-2 dried Indian gooseberry (sookha aawla)
  • 1 tbsp dried tea leaves (chai patti) /1 teabag
  • 1 potato peeled
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 2 black cardamom (Badi elaichi)
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 3 cloves (laung)
  • 6 black peppercorns (Sabut Kali Mirchi)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (dalchini)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes pureed
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp grated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp chana masala
  • 1-2 tsp pomegranate powder (anaardana powder) as per taste
  • A handful of chopped coriander leaves

HOW TO MAKE ALOO CHOLE

  1. Wash 1 cup chickpeas. Add 1 tsp gheeAALU CHOLE (1)
  2. Rub the ghee on chickpeas. This shall ensure that the skin of chickpeas remains intactAALU CHOLE (2)
  3. Add enough waterAALU CHOLE (3)
  4. Soak chickpeas for 8-10 hoursAALU CHOLE (4)
  5. After 8-10 hours, discard the water. Add chickpeas to a pressure cookerAALU CHOLE (5)
  6. In muslin cloth, tie 1-2 dried Indian gooseberry (sookha aawla)AALU CHOLE (6)
  7. Add this to the chickpeasAALU CHOLE (7)
  8. Add 1 tea bagAALU CHOLE (8)
  9. Add salt to tasteAALU CHOLE (9)
  10. Add 2 cups of waterAALU CHOLE (10)
  11. Add 1 peeled potatoAALU CHOLE (11)
  12. Add 1 black cardamom and 1 cinnamon stickAALU CHOLE (12)
  13. Pressure cook chickpeas for 10 minutes/8-10 whistles, till they become softAALU CHOLE (13)
  14. The skin will remain intactAALU CHOLE (14)
  15. Take out the potatoAALU CHOLE (15)
  16. Crush it slightlyAALU CHOLE (16)
  17. Dry roast 1 tsp cumin seedsAALU CHOLE (17)
  18. Dry roast 1 tbsp fenugreek leavesAALU CHOLE (18)
  19. Crush them and keep asideAALU CHOLE (19)
  20. Heat 2 tbsp oilAALU CHOLE (20)
  21. Slightly crush the remaining whole spices i.e. 1 black cardamom, 2 green cardamoms, 3 cloves, 6 black peppercorns and 1 stick of cinnamonAALU CHOLE (21)
  22. Add the crushed whole spices to the oil. Cook till aromaticAALU CHOLE (22)
  23. Add 1 bay leaf. Add 1/2 cup chopped onionsAALU CHOLE (23)
  24. Cook until nice brownAALU CHOLE (24)
  25. Add 1/2 cup pureed tomatoesAALU CHOLE (25)
  26. Cook till oil oozesAALU CHOLE (26)
  27. Add a pinch of turmeric powderAALU CHOLE (27)
  28. Add 1/2 tsp red chili powderAALU CHOLE (28)
  29. Add 2 tsp coriander powder. Cook the powdered spices for 1 minuteAALU CHOLE (29)
  30. Add 1/2 tsp grated gingerAALU CHOLE (30)
  31. Add 1/2 tsp grated garlic. Cook for 1 minute or till the raw smell goesAALU CHOLE (31)
  32. Add the crushed potatoAALU CHOLE (32)
  33. Add the boiled chickpeasAALU CHOLE (33)
  34. Add 1 tsp pomegranate powderAALU CHOLE (34)
  35. Add the dry roasted and crushed cumin seeds and fenugreek leavesAALU CHOLE (35)
  36. Add salt to taste. (Remember we have added salt to the chickpeas while boiling them)AALU CHOLE (36)
  37. Add 1/2 tbsp chana masala powder. Cook everything well for 5-7 minutesAALU CHOLE (37)
  38. Mash some boiled chickpeas and addAALU CHOLE (38)
  39. Add water as requiredAALU CHOLE (39)
  40. Simmer till the oil surfacesAALU CHOLE (40)
  41. Garnish with a handful of chopped corianderAALU CHOLE (41)
  42. Bon appétit.AALU CHOLE (42)

RECIPE NOTES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  enjoy Aloo chole with Poori and Butter Naan

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