Sunday, December 19, 2010

Paneer Chhola

For 6 to 8 servings
      250gm paneer (cut in cubes and soaked in hot water for 5 mins)
      250gm chhole (kabuli chane soaked in water overnight)
      2 black cardamoms
      Salt to taste (black and white salt in same quantity)
      1 tsp jeera
      1 piece of cinnamon stick
      2 bay leaves
      1/2  tsp red chilli powder
      2 big onions chopped
      3 tomatoes  chopped
      3 green chillies chopped
      1 piece ginger grated
      2 tsp Chhole masala (put more according to taste)
      2 tbsp ghee
      Chopped coriander

Cook chole in pressure cooker with salt (black and white), cardamom, cinnamon and cloves till becomes soft. Do not overcook.When it cooked separate the extra water. Then keep this water aside. Take a pan, heat ghee in it, fry paneer till it becomes pink in color. Then take out the paneer. Now, add jeera, bay leaves in a same frying pan, when jeera starts becomes to crackle, add chopped green chilli and onion, cook till it becomes transparent. After, this add ginger and chopped tomato. Cook for 5 mins. Then add red chilli  powder and chhole masala. Mix well.  Now, mash chhole in small quantity. Keep it  aside .Add mash chhole, boiled chhole and paneer in fried masala. Add boiled chhole’s water(which we have kept aside)
in frying pan. Mix well. Cook for 5 mins .Garnish wit coriander. Serve hot.
 Note:- Consistency of chhole according to taste. 

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