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LAHORI CHIKAR CHOLAY



LAHORI CHIKER CHOLAY

INGREDIENTS:
·        1 kg Chick Peas (Safayd Chanay).
·        1 cup Red Pulse (Surkh Masoor Daal).
·        1 tbsp Red Chilies (Powder).
·        1 tbsp Salt (you can increase / decrease as per your taste).
·        2-3 liter Water.
·        2 Medium Sized Onions.
·        1 tsp Ginger Paste.
·        1 tsp Garlic Paste.
·        2 tsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri mathi).
·        4-5 Green Chilis.
·        2-3 tbsp Coriander Powder.
·        1 tsp Cumin Seeds.
·        ½ tsp Baking soda.
·        15-20 Red Whole Chilies.
·        1 tsp Mixed Spice (Garam Masala).
·        5-6 tbsp Cooking Oil.


PREPARATION:
Soak the Chick Peas for overnight with soda and salt & Soak Red Pulse in water for half an hour. Drain out the water and put Chick Peas, Red Pulse in a cooking pot and add 2-3 liter Water.


Add Salt in the above mixture & cook for 2-3 hours. Now add in Baking Soda, Red Chilies & All Spice Powder in the semi cooked mixture. Now add dry Fenugreek Leaves, Ginger Paste, Garlic Paste & stir the mixture firmly. Now Chicker Cholay is ready for tempering (Tarqa). Heat 5-6 tbsp Cooking Oil in a frying pan. Add sliced Onions. Add Cumin Seeds when the color of onions is Golden. Add Whole Red Chilies, All Spice, Dry Fenugreek Leaves and Green Chilies. Fry them lightly with sliced onions and then pour it all at once on the Chikar Cholay Mixture and cover with lid. Add Coriander leaves and Onion Rings for garnishing. CHIKAR CHOLAY is ready to serve.




23 comments:

  1. Wow!!!
    Nice Recipe I like it
    We take bread or rice with this
    Indian Vegetarian Food Recipes

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  2. Your recipe says some ingredients twice . Like fenugreek and gharam Masala...plus you didn't use Red chili" pwd" in recipie directions

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  3. In recipe it is stated to use Red Chillies Powder. Please go through again.

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  4. Could uou please give the recipe for the ordinary chikar cholay sold at road-sides all over Lahore, usually contained in hexagonal shaped wooden containers. I hear black pepper is used profusely while cooking them. These are poor mans lunch and are delicious.

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  5. I have given the recipe as "White Chick Peas" curry. you can cook and enjoy.

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  6. yes you have used some ingredients twice.....is that correct??

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  7. Which ingredients have been used twice?

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  8. I heard adding dalda ghee make it look like chicker cholay at road side.I tried and it works.but only dalda ghee

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    1. chiker cholay recipe is actually without fat.

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  9. Baking Soda is not required if the Chhole are soaked overnight.
    Also, if you are soaking the Chholey with Baking soda and why do you need to add it again at the time of boiling them.

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  10. hmmmm yummy i love it how to make this please let me now i will make ??
    Pakistan Web Online

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  11. i am waiting for this recipe you said that you will give the recipe very soon. still waiting
    Could uou please give the recipe for the ordinary chikar cholay sold at road-sides all over Lahore, usually contained in hexagonal shaped wooden containers. I hear black pepper is used profusely while cooking them. These are poor mans lunch and are delicious.

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  13. It is not a professional recipe.Never use ginger. Never add soda while cooking. It blackens the peas and
    causes stomach disturbance.

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  14. It is not a professional recipe.Never use ginger. Never add soda while cooking. It blackens the peas and
    causes stomach disturbance.

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  15. It is not a professional recipe.Never use ginger. Never add soda while cooking. It blackens the peas and cause stomach disturbance.

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  16. Just tried today. It's a marvelous recipe--better than I found in restaurants. Thanks for sharing it.

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  17. Its very delicious recipie I tried it

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