Today is a holiday on account of Guru Nanak Dev Jee's Birthday and Kartik Purnima. A big and auspicious day for Indians.
On a holiday everybody needs special instead of regular food. Therefore, I planned my holiday one day before and made this wonderful Punjabi Chole Kulche, in Amritsari style, today. They came out very tasty and hubby & my children enjoyed a lot.
Boiled Chickpeas 2 cups
Finely chopped Onions 1/2 bowl
Finely chopped ginger 1 Spoon
Finely chopped green chilly 1 Spoon
Red chilli powder 1/2 spoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Chana Masala 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Fresh Green Coriander 1-2 tsp
Salt As per taste
* Put boiled chickpeas in a pan with some water in it.
* Add onions, ginger, green chilly and chopped tomatoes.
* Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and chana masala.
* Add tamarind pulp, garam masala and fresh coriander.
* Cook for 4-5 minutes.
* Switch off the fire. Amritsari Chole is ready to serve with Kulchas.
Baking Powder 1/2 tsp
Curd 1/2 cup
Grated Paneer 200 gms
garam masala 1/2 tsp
Chaat masala 1/2 tsp
Chopped ginger 1/2 tsp
Chopped green chilly 1/2 tsp
Fresh coriander 1/2 tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
*Prepare dough with flour, baking powder and curd.
* Allow it to rest for 2 hours.
* Divide the dough into equal parts and make round balls.
For the stuffing
* Mix grated paneer, salt, green chilly, chaat masala, chilly powder and cumin seeds altogether.
* Stuff each ball of dough with a portion in stuffing in the middle.
* Fold the filled balls carefully.
* Flatten the balls and roll thin.
* Place the rolled Kulchas on to the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven at
* Kulchas are ready.