Everyone in my house loves chole and since they are also a great source of protein, I end up making them at least once a week. The recipes I usually use to make Chole are either Pindi Chana Masala or Chole in an onion tomato gravy. This time I gave a little twist to my regular recipe and made Shahi Chole instead.
Shahi Chole is rich, creamy and this gravy has been enriched with Khoya and milk and a little lemon juice and honey at the end, gave it a wonderful taste and flavor. The recipe was very well appreciated and now I have another winner in my collection. Do try this Shahi Chole masala to give a change to your regular Chole gravy. Have it with Zaffrani Pilaf, Butter and Garlic Naan or Bakarkani Roti. Here is the recipe.
Recipe to make Shahi Chole Masala
Shahi Chole Masala / Chickpeas in a rich and creamy gravy
- Chole / Chickpeas - 2 cup
- Oil - 4 tbsp
- Onion - 1 and 1/2 cups chopped
- Ginger paste - 1 tsp
- Garlic paste - 1 tsp
- Tomato - 1 cup chopped
- Coriander powder - 3 tsp
- Kashmiri red chili powder - 2 tsp
- Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
- Garam masala - 1 tsp
- Roasted cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Khoya - 100 gm
- Milk - 1/2 cup
- Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- Honey - 1 tbsp
- Saffron - a pinch soaked in a tbsp of milk
- Wash and soak chole in enough water for 6-8 hours.
- Drain the water and add chole in a pressure cooker.
- Add 4 cups of water and 2 tsp salt and pressure cook till done.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- When the oil is hot, add onion.
- Fry till onion are slightly brown.
- Add ginger and garlic paste.
- Cook till onions are browned.
- Add tomato and cook for another minute.
- Add coriander powder, kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and roasted cumin powder.
- Fry for 2 minutes.
- Add little water if required.
- Add the boiled chole with the water and cook for 10-12 minutes.
- Add khoya, milk and honey and mix well
- Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add lemon juice and saffron soaked in milk.
- Adjust salt as required.
- Garnish with fresh coriander.
- Serve hot with rice or Naan.