Shahi Choley

Our season of eating continues and after days and days of entertaining I had practically exhausted all my options to make something different. So fell back on good old Choley. Because this particular evening, I was making very few dishes and had to step up the Choley a bit, to make it good enough for the center piece. This one did stand out!
We will need,

Kabuli Channa  (cooked)  3.5 cups
Onion medium (fine chopped)
Garlic cloves 3 (grated)
Ginger 1" (grated)
Peanut oil 4 tbsp
Jeera 1/4 tsp
Cardamon 3-4
Bay leaf 2
Cinnamon 1"
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder 2 tsp (adjust according to taste)
Dhania powder 2 tsp
Cumin powder 2 tsp
Yogurt 3 tbsp
Tomatoes 2 (pureed)
Coconut milk 4-5 tbsp
Green chillies 2 slit
Coriander a handful shredded
Garam masala a pinch

  • Heat oil in a wok. Throw in the Jeera, bay leaf, cardamon and  cinnamon.
  • Throw in the onions and saute till brown. Once the onion is brown, throw in the garlic and ginger. Saute till fragrant about 30 sounds.
  • Add the turmeric, chilli powder, dhania powder and cumin powder.
  • Stir in the yogurt cook till the oil separates. Pour the tomato puree and cook till the masala is fragrant.
  • Add the channa, coconut mik about 3-4 cups of water. Bring it to a boil. Simmer till the curry comes together.
  • Adjust salt and finish with green chillies, coriander and garam masala. Serve hot with rice or roti.


Lakshmi said...

Tumba chennagide ri recipe. Try madthene sometime. Looks yummy too..

Priya Suresh said...

Rich looking and droolworthy shahi choley,loving it.

radha said...

Yum! Looks so delicious. said...

Curry looks addition of coconut milk..never tried before..

Unknown said...

Coconut milk, sounds yumm. Choley looks delicious Smitha. Wishing you & yours a Very Happy New Year!

M D said...

Shahi chole looks delicious!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

lovely dish...

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