Punjabi Chhole - No Onion No Garlic



This is a Jain recipe. The Jains do not eat onion and garlic in their cooking. This is still a very tasty dish even though, no onion or garlic is used in the preparation. But the Jain use a little extra oil to balance the taste and texture of their dishes. So do not cut down the quantity of oil in the recipe.

Making no onion no garlic recipes is a challenge. This theme is choosen for the Blogging Marathon, so you find in the previous two days all jain recipes.

Though there is no onion no garlic in this chhole it is still delicious and has an excellent taste. When I tasted this chhole it reminded me of the chhole samosa plate that is served at Bandra Linking road which I, relish. This taste exactly same as that. So here's the recipe.



Ingredients

2 Cups Chickpeas - boiled
3 Dry Red chillies
1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 Bay Leaf
A pinch of Asafoetida
A spring Curry leaves
1 Tablespoon ginger - green chilly paste (see notes)
1/2 Cup Tomato - chopped
3 Medium size Tomatoes - blanched, skinned and pureed
1 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon Red chilly powder
1/2 Teaspoon Amchur powder
2 Tablespoons Chole masala (click here for the recipe)
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Cup Water
2 Tablespoon Coriander - finely chopped
3 Tablespoon Oil
Salt to taste

Method

In a pan heat oil,  add cumin seeds, bay leaf, red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves. Then add ginger chilly paste. And fry well, then add the tomatoes chopped, salt to taste, turmeric, red chilly powder, chole masala and fry well till oil separates. Then add tomtatoe puree. Fry well add amchur powder and sugar and fry well till oil separates add boiled chhole and water, and let it boil covered for 10 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.





We had this with Two Grains Roti and Curd- Boondi Raita.


For the Curd- Boondi Raita

Ingredients
1 Cup Thick Curds
1/2 Cup Salted Boondi
1 Tablespoon Mint leaves - chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Sumac / Red Chilly powder
Salt to taste
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar

Method

Mix the curds, boondi, salt  and sugar and mint together.  Remove it in a bowl and sprinkle sumac.  Serve chilled.

Notes:
For ginger – chilly paste: 50 gms ginger + 30 grams chillies wash clean and grind to paste, store in the refrigerator .


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Labels: Vegetables Complete meal, Chickpea, Healthy, NoOnionNoGarlic, Main course, Vegan, Blogging Marathon 

sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

12 comments:

  1. Just some rotis is enough to have along with delicious chhole..

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  2. Chole is such a versatile bean and I love this gravy!

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  3. wow chole looks irresistible, I wud love finish the plate now .. Loved your version of chole with no garlic and onion !!

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  4. I like the jain version of the cholas..they look yum with the spices that you have used.

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  5. The chole looks amazing..very nicely done..

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  6. Delicious. I have chole too under no onion no garlic theme

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  7. What a yummy looking Chole that too without onion & garlic.. Love that deep color for the curry.

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  8. Vibrant color ! Love this version of Jain chole!

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  9. Chole is looks perfect.Love the deep colour. Yum!!

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  10. never tried chole without onion or garlic before but it does look flavorful still

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