For my non-Indian friends who did not get the meaning of Chole, well it is nothing but garbanzo beans. It is popularly known as white Chole/Kabuli Chole in India. It is a mine of several vitamins especially C, K, and B6. 2 days before I have cooked this mutton chole masala, which is super delicious, plus healthy and nutritious at a time.And my veggie friends, just exclude the mutton chunks and keep the rest recipe same. Or who don’t like mutton, you can replace it by chicken chunks too.
By color and texture, this dish is simply stunning in this bowl, right? Well, trust me here look is not deceptive. It is truly yummy and that’s why this Chole has been popular in India everywhere. And when you will mix the mutton chunks in it, voila aaa you will forget all other restaurant foods and you will say if homemade food is that good then why should I spend plenty bucks in some restaurant.
I was thinking to try something Indian/Bengali dish this week as I promised. But I wanted to make it bit different so I did not prefer traditional veg way.I had mutton in freeze so just took it and made chunks out of them. And here you see, It has enhanced the taste of my Chole 3-4 times 😀
I couldn’t help but getting excited when I was taking the picture, cause my Poori/ Luchi was ready too and I was gonna eat both together. Yes, guys, you can have this mutton chole masala with Bhature/Poori/Roti/Rice/Bread anything and you will love it with any of them. Actually there are various kinds of recipes of Chole Masala but today my recipe of mutton chole masala will include the Bengali Indian touch in it.
- ½ bowl white Chole or Kabuli Chane or garbanzo beans
- 1 big potato, peeled and cut in small cubes
- 1 small bowl of mutton chunks
- 2 bay leafs
- 3 tsp red chili powder or paste
- 2 tsp cumin powder or paste
- 2 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp coriander powder or paste
- 2 medium sized onion, finely chopped
- 4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 big sized tomato, finely chopped
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp garam masala powder or paste
- the salt according to taste
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- mustard oil to cook (preferred)
- soak the white Chole overnight or at least for 6-8 hours.
- Take water in a pressure cooker.Add Chole, little salt into it.Now pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
- Marinate both the mutton chunks and potato cubes separately with turmeric powder and salt.
- Take a deep pan and heat oil.Fry the potato cubes little after marinating with turmeric and salt.
- Take out the potato cubes and add little more oil and then heat.
- Add the bay leafs and saute for 30 seconds.
- Add chopped onion and garlic into it.Fry them till they get golden.
- Add chopped tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes.Now add the mutton chunks, salt into it.
- Add red chili, cumin, ginger, coriander masala,1/2 cup water into it and saute for 5 minutes.
- keep the medium flame on.Wait till the spices/masalas start releasing its water and aroma fully.
- Add ½ cup water more. In the medium low flame, let the mutton chunks get cooked for 10 minutes.
- Now add boiled Chole, potato cubes.Stir very well.Let all the spices cover the Chole properly.
- Keep medium flame.Saute the mixture for 5 minutes.Now add 1 cup water,garam masala.
- Cover the pan.Let it cook till the water gets dried 75%.That way all the spices will go inside Chole.
- You may garnish it with chopped coriander leaves or basil leaves.
- Serve hot with bature/poori/rice/roti/bread.