Monday, November 24, 2014

Dhingri Chhole - Chhole with Mushrooms

I added mushroom to my usual chhole masala recipe. I think it worked quite well.

Dhingri Chhole
Mushrooms with Garbanzo Beans
1 1/2 cup Garbanzo beans, soak overnight
7-8 white or baby portbella mushrooms, sliced

1 tbsp. Chhole Masala
1 tsp chili powder
Salt to taste

Grind to a smooth paste
1 1/2 cup roughly chopped onion
3-4 cloves garlic
2-3 kashmiri chilies, soaked in water, till plump
1" ginger, peeled & chopped
1 tomato, roughly chopped

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes

1. Pressure cook soaked chikpeas adding adequate water. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, asafoetida and turmeric powder.
3. Add finely chopped onion. Sauté till soft. Add tomatoes. Sauté till pulpy.
4. Add ground paste. Sauté for 20 minutes.
5. Add mushrooms. Sauté for 5 minutes.
6. Now add cooked chickpeas. Add 1 cup water.
7. Add salt, chili powder and Punjabi Garam Masala.
8. Simmer for about 15 minutes or till the desired consistency is achieved.
9. Serve with paratha or roti with lemon wedges.

1. For a change, use big brown chanas instead of kabooli chanas/garbanzo beans.

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