Methi Chole Masala Recipe

Try this ‘Methi Chole Masala Recipe’ by chef Ranveer Brar!
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 25-30 minutes
Serve 2-4

For Cooking Chole
500 gms Chickpeas, soaked (overnight),
Water as required,
Salt to taste,
1 inch Cinnamon stick,
1 Bay leaf,
3 no. Dry red chillies,
1 ½ tsp Tea leaves,

For Ginger Garlic Paste
1 inch Ginger, peeled & slice,
4-5 Garlic cloves,
1 Green chili, less spicy,
Salt to taste,

For Methi Chole Masala
2 tbsp Oil,
½ tsp Cumin seeds,
Prepared Ginger Garlic Paste,
2 medium size Onions, chopped,
1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder,
2 tsp Coriander powder,
1 ¼ cup fresh Tomato puree,
3-4 heaped tbsp Everest chole masala,
1 ¼ cup fresh Fenugreek leaves,
1 medium Tomato, roughly chopped,
Salt to taste,
⅓ cup Cooked Chole water,
1 tsp Dry fenugreek leaves,
Pressure Cooked Chole,
1 ½ tbsp Ghee,
Cooked Chole water,
2 Green chillies, less spicy & slit into half,
1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped,
½ inch Ginger, peeled & julienned,

For Cooking Chole
● In a pressure cooker, add chickpeas, water as required, salt to taste, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, dry red chili.
● In a muslin cloth, add tea leaves and make a potli,
● Add the potli to the chole and cook it for 4-5 whistles.
● Keep it aside for further use.

For Ginger Garlic Paste
● In a mortar pestle, add ginger, garlic, green chillies, salt to taste and make a coarse paste.
● Keep it aside for further use.

For Methi Chole Masala
● In cast iron or a kadai, add oil, once it’s hot , add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
● Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute, add onion and saute until translucent.
● Add degi red chili powder, coriander powder and cook.
● Add tomato puree and cook well. Add chole masala and cook for 2-3 minutes.
● Add fenugreek leaves, tomato and saute well.
● Add chole water and cook until thick. Add chole and mix everything well.
● Mash some chole and add ghee. Add water as required and give a good stir.
● Add green chili, coriander leaves, ginger and finish the gravy.
● Transfer it to a serving dish, garnish it with ghee, ginger, coriander sprig and chili oil.
● Accompany it with onion, tomato and lemon wedges.
● Serve hot.

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