Know what you eat:
This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein and Copper, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese.Preparation time: 10 mins
Soak time: 8 hours
Cooking time: 20 mins
1 C kabuli - chole channa (soak overnight in plenty of water)
1/4 C Channa dal (used for extra gravy & health benefit)
Handfull of whole garam masala ( black pepper,bay leaves, cinnamon stick, few cloves, cardamon big or small)
1 C Tomato Puree / crushed tomatoes
1 tsp ginger-chilli paste ( avoid ginger if making pure jain)
1/2 tsp. garam masala2 tsp. chole masala
1 tsp. coriander seed powder
1/2 tsp. chilli powder
1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp Amchur Powder (dry mango pwd) or lemon juice
1/2 C water in which channa was boiled
3 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1 1/2 Tbsp yogurt
1 Tbsp half-n-half
2 tsp Kasoori Methi (dried methi leaves)
3-4 pinches asafoetida powder
salt to taste
1 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro / Coriander leaves
1. Pressurecook soaked chickpea+ channa dal till very soft, but not mushy (At least 5-6 whistles) along with whole garam masala. Drain, but save water, do not discard.
For Puri: ( Fried, Puffed Whole wheat flat bread)
Preparation time 15-20 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins
Serves 5-6 puris
1 C Whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp oil for the dough
1/2 C milk / yogurt & water (use accordingly just enough to form a firm dough, and knead till smooth. Cover, let rest at least 1/2 hour, and knead again briefly. If resting more than 1 hour, punch and knead dough again before rolling out.... adding milk or yogurt makes the puri soft)
Canola Oil for frying.
1. Divide puri dough into small balls about golf-ball size, and roll out into 4-6" rounds on an oiled board.
Variation to plain puris
For spicy puris:
When making the dough, add to the dry ingredients like turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, asafoetida pwd & salt according to taste.
These kind of puri is traditionally served with Aam Ras ( mango pulp), basundi, doodhpak (milk sweet-variety)
My legume love affair twelfth helping hosted by Annarasa.
Delectable Combinations hosted by Kamalika originally started by Sunshinemom