I never saw anyone saying he/she don't like chhole or chaat. If there are some people in that category then they are surely missing a divine treat. I am too fond of chaat and chhole, can dig in any time. Today I am with a very handy recipe with lots of punches of all flavours without too much effort and fuss. It is less time consuming recipe than regular chhole but no compromise in taste anyways.
Recipe is given below , hope will come up to your expectations .
CHAAT MASALA MATAR CHHOLE WITHOUT SPICES
3 cup dried peas, matar ( white or green) , soaked overnight
3 medium onions, finely chopped
2 big tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
2 medium potatoes, boiled and slightly mashed( optional)
1 1/2 tbsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp asafetida ( heeng)
1/2 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Boil matar in sufficient water with 1/4 tsp salt , till nicely cooked. Keep it aside. Now heat 2 tsp oil in a wok, add asafetida followed by cumin seeds, let it crackle then add chopped onions and green chillies. Fry it till light brown, add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. Then add chopped tomatoes , turmeric powder and little salt. Fry till tomatoes get mushy and raw smell of it goes off. Now add mashed potatoes and fry for 2 mins. Then add boiled matar , adjust water , let it boil. Now add chaat masala and mix well. Adjust salt and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves. Now switch off the flame and it's done. Your yummy chhole is ready to serve. Serve it as either chhole or chaat , in both forms it's just yum.
For serving as chaat, take one laddle full of chhole in plate then place an aloo tikki ( optional) then chopped onions, tomatoes,some beaten curd, some khatti meethi chutney or chilli and tomato sauces. Sprinkle some chaat masala over it. Finally add some corn flakes, roasted peanuts and some namkeen mixture or sev. Just done , now immediately dig in before some one snatch it😜😜.
You can add chaat masala less or more as per your taste. Add water generously as it thickens very fast on cooling. You can avoid adding potatoes if already making tikkis, I added to save myself from making tikkis 😁.
You can serve it as a party snacks in edible katoris. This is one of the easiest chhole/ chaat recipe I just love to serve and have any time. Hope you all will also give it a try and believe me you will never regret.
Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot to me.