At this time when the whole country is under lockdown, let’s prepare meals at home for ourselves and the entire family. We can easily make Punjabi Style Chole Kulche with the ingredients which we have at home. One of the best Indian snacks cum breakfast options out there is Chole Kulche. To begin, follow the step-by-step Delhi style recipe mentioned below!
Ingredients for Chole
1 cup white Chickpeas
1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon Dry Mango Powder/Tamarind
2 Green Chillies
Salt as required
10 Coriander Leaves with Sprigs
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
Soak the chickpeas in water overnight.
Place them in a pressure cooker along with some water, salt, and a pinch of baking soda and turmeric (optional). Bring the chickpeas to 2 whistles and let it boil for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, chop some onions, tomatoes and green chillies, and keep them aside.
Once the peas are boiled, mash them with a spatula and transfer them to a bowl. Do not separate the water from peas before mashing.
After transferring the peas in a large bowl, garnish it with chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, along with chaat masala, salt, red chilli powder and lemon juice.
2 cup Maida/Plain Flour
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon Cooking Oil
¼ cup Curd/Yogurt
¾ cup Water
4 teaspoon Black Sesame Seeds
¼ cup Coriander Leaves - finely chopped
2 tablespoon Butter
In a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups of maida, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, ¼ tablespoon baking soda, ½ tablespoon salt and 2 tablespoon oil.
Add in ¼ cup curd and mix well.
Further, add ¾ cup water or as required and knead the dough - smoothen and soften the dough adding more water if required.
Cover it and rest for 2 hours or more.
After that, pinch a ball-sized dough and flatten.
Sprinkle some black sesame seeds and coriander leaves.
Furthermore, slowly flip the kulcha and put it on hot tawa.
After a minute, flip the tawa upside down and cook kulcha directly on flame till it turns golden brown and puffs up.
Gently scrape the kulcha from bottom and remove. After that, brush some butter over it.
Finally, serve plain kulcha hot with chole. Isn't it mouth-watering? So, try this recipe while staying at home.
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