Chatpate Chole

Chatpate Chole are tangy spicy chickpeas cooked in dry pomegranate powder . The chickpeas absorb the color and flavor of pomegranate making them super delicious.

We are working on A to Z series for the regular BM , I have decided on Pick One State and Make Three Dishes . The state for January is Punjab , where I have posted Amritsari Tikki Chole’ and Bheega Kulcha . Both the dishes had Chole, and for today I have yet another Chole ! Chatpate Chole ! All three chola recipes are totally different.

 

This is a recipe that was shared by our Punjabi neighbor in Delhi . Bawa Aunty is an excellent cook and has some authentic traditional recipes from Punjab . We are like one family and there is a lot that I have learnt from – well still need to learn more ! So , this December while I was in Delhi , I made a point to spend sometime with her .

 

It’s an interesting recipe where after cooking the Chole , you have to leave them in it’s spices for 6-8 hours . The chickpeas absorb the color of dry pomegranate powder and gives them the tartness we require . No onions , no garlic and no tomatoes ! Just dry spices . The Chatpate Chole can be served with Poori or Amritsari Kulcha and trust me you will love them . I served these with a Paneer Paratha and some onion pickle .
Chatpate Chole

 

Chatpate Chole

Ingredients

1 cup chickpeas
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
2 tbsp dry pomegranate
1 tbsp ginger , finely grated
2 tbsp ghee

Method

Boil the soaked chickpeas with salt . The chickpeas should be soft.
Dry roast the dry pomegranate and grind to a powder .
Heat ghee add bay leaf and all the spices , including the roadted powdered pomegranate .
Roast in ghee till a wonderful aroma is released .
Add grated ginger and saute .
Add the boiled chickpeas along with the water they were boiled in .
Let cook for 7-10 minutes on slow flame for the chickpeas to absorb the spice flavors .
Cover and keep aside for a couple of hours , they flavor and color of the chana will enhance .
Chatpate Chole
A – Z  Pick One State and Make Three Dishes
Punjab

Chatpate Chole

Chatpate Chole are tangy spicy chickpeas cooked in dry pomegranate powder . The chickpeas absorb the color and flavor of pomegranate making them super delicious.
Cuisine Indian Cuisine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp dry pomegranate
  • 1 tbsp ginger finely grated
  • 2 tbsp ghee

Instructions

  • Boil the soaked chickpeas with salt . The chickpeas should be soft.
  • Dry roast the dry pomegranate and grind to a powder .
  • Heat ghee add bay leaf and all the spices , including the roadted powdered pomegranate .
  • Roast in ghee till a wonderful aroma is released .
  • Add grated ginger and saute .
  • Add the boiled chickpeas along with the water they were boiled in .
  • Let cook for 7-10 minutes on slow flame for the chickpeas to absorb the spice flavors .
  • Cover and keep aside for a couple of hours , they flavor and color of the chana will enhance .

Notes

3 thoughts on “Chatpate Chole”

  1. Excellent chhole Vaishali, so many chole and yet we have so many to try! I love this platter and will surely try it myself soon. I enjoyed reading your theme this week. I knew you will pick an interesting one for us to enjoy and the efforts always amaze me. Excellent dishes and fantastic setup as always!

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