Aloo choliya recipe | Fresh green chickpeas curry recipe

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Aloo Choliya | Choliya Aloo | Punjabi Aloo choliya | Fresh green chickpeas curry ,a rich curry from northern India, with authentic Punjabi flavors.A curry made with potatoes and fresh green chickpeas.This is a winter dish as in northern India fresh green peas are available in the market for a short time.Green chickpeas are freshly picked fresh from the vine.They are sold on the vine and also blanched and de-skinned in the market.

 

 

It’s a regular feature at any north Indian or Punjabi household. Its preparation is similar to that of Aloo Matar / Potato and peas gravy. We first make a gravy base, add the potatoes and choliya and pressure cook till done. In case you do not have a pressure cooker or cook in a vessel or then pre-cook the fresh green chickpeas and then add them to the cooked gravy along with potatoes.You can even cook this dish in a Crock-pot.

 

 

Make this recipe either in clarified butter/ Desi ghee or in mustard oil. These do complete justice to the amazing flavors of this rich curry. You can substitute potatoes with Paneer  or cottage cheese to. We make Aloo Choliya  or choliya paneer and both come out delicious. In few Indian kitchens, even sun dried lentil dumplings / Wadiyan are also added. Then you get a spicy gravy with lovely flavors of the masala lentil dumpling.We  too add it occasionally.

 

 

This gravy is a spicy one but ,you may adjust the amount of chili to your taste.Also if you prefer more then add a red chili instead of degi mirch powder. A very healthy and nutritious curry dish.

 

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Aloo choliya recipe | Fresh green chickpeas curry recipe
Aloo Choliya | Fresh green chickpeas curry ,a rich curry from northern India, with authentic Punjabi flavors.A curry made with potatoes and fresh green chickpeas.
Course main course
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course main course
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat ghee / mustard oil in the cooker.
  2. Add the black cardamom and cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  3. Add the onion paste and cook till light brown.
  4. Add a little water ( about 4-5 tbsp) and cook on simmer till oil separates. This will take just a few seconds.
  5. Add all the spices and salt.
  6. Add the pureed tomatoes and cook until oil separates. Please keep the flame medium high to cook evenly and avoid burning.
  7. When the oil separates , add the choliya /fresh green peas and potatoes.Mix well.
  8. Lett it cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Now, add the water and cover the lid and pressure cook it for 1 whistle on full flame and 2-3 whistles on simmer.
  10. (please not if you alter the quantity, do not forget to cook for lesser time or the potatoes and peas will get over cooked.)
Recipe Notes

Note: Store the fresh green chickpeas dipped in water and refrigerated till ready to cook. This will help it to not dry up and remain soft and cook faster.When ready to cook, drain the water and cook in the desired gravy.

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