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Chikkar Cholay

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Occasion: Any   Total servings: 6-8 people
Cuisine: Pakistani   Calories:
Effort: Easy   Pre-Prep time:
Best for: All   Preperation time: 40 min
How to serve: Hot    

Chikkar Cholay recipe by Hina Shafiq at
Traditional style chickpeas curry full of spices and flavors.

Keywords: choley, chiker, chikker

Cholay 1 lb
Baking soda 4 Tsp
ZeeraClick to find more about Zeera 3 tsp
Onions 2 med
Tomatoes 2 small
Oil 5 Tsp
Chaat masala 3 tsp full
Coriander leavesClick to find more about Coriander leaves 2 tsp (finely chopped)
Green chilies 2 small (finely cut)

Soak cholay in water for about 3-4 hours along with baking soda.
After that thoroughly wash them with baking soda and then with water.
Put chanaClick to find more about chana in pressure cooker with lots of water, zeeraClick to find more about zeera and saltClick to find more about salt.
Give pressure for atleast 15 min or until they are tender and a little bit of water is left.
Heat oil in a pan, add onions and fry them.
When they are golden brown add tomatoes, bit saltClick to find more about salt and chaat masala in it. Cook this until oil leaves the masala, after that add chanaClick to find more about chana in the masala along with the water that is left and cover it with lid.
Let it cook for about 15-20 min or until the gravy is thickened and chanaClick to find more about chana is so tender that they start to break.
When it is ready sprinkle coriander and green chilies on it.
Serve with naan and enjoy.

Chaat masala
If you want to make home made chaat masala just take 2tsp. ZeeraClick to find more about Zeera,2 tsp. Sabit laal mirch,2 tsp. Sabit dhania. At first just heat them on tava and then grind them.
It is ready.

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There are 4 comment(s) for this recipe.
by Anonymous 3/5 Stars
I thought Chaat masala was also supposed to have something tart like aamchur powder or aradhana powder .

Mon Jul 16, 2012

by samra 5/5 Stars
brillint is maa sirf vo chiz di hai jo kaar ma pari hoti hai keep it up parecipe!!!!!!:-_)

Tue Nov 29, 2011

by Farwa husnain. 5/5 Stars
Yh jo 5 stars diy hain.yh chaat masala k ly diy hain.aur jo chkr chly hain.yh to simple hain.kuch unique mthd btaen plz.

Sun Jan 09, 2011

by Anonymous 5/5 Stars
Try not to put zeera in the pressure cooker as it is sometimes the cause of bloackage of the cooker nozle and the cooker might explode. recipe looks gud i will try that

Mon Sep 07, 2009

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