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Punjabi Cholay

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Rating 4/5.0
Occasion: Any   Total servings: 3-4
Cuisine: Pakistani   Calories:
Effort: Easy   Pre-Prep time:
Best for: All   Preperation time: 1 hour 15 mins
How to serve: Hot    

Punjabi Cholay recipe by Farah (Sydney Australia) at
This tangy, spicy and delicious dish forms an integral part of a hearty lunchtime menu in Punjab.

500 grams of ChannaClick to find more about Channa (boiled)
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp corriander powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cholay masala (shan) 250/300 grams of Red lentilClick to find more about lentil
4/5 boiled hard eggs
2 tomatoes
1 medium onionClick to find more about onion
1/2 gheeClick to find more about ghee/oil
1 tsp GingerClick to find more about Ginger/GarlicClick to find more about Garlic

Garnish :
Chopped Corriander leaves
Green Chilles

Heat up oil in pot add the gheeClick to find more about ghee/oil and heat it up throw in some onions and fry it until golden brown, add gingerClick to find more about ginger, garlicClick to find more about garlic, tomatoes straight after that give it a good mix and now mix the boiled chanaClick to find more about chana to it.
Let it smeamer for abt 10 mins and than add all the spices as above, after that add 3 cup of water and let it boil and as soon as cholay starts boiling start slowing putting the washed red lentils and mix it well, decrease heat to low heat and it cook in low heat for around 25 mins or so until it has cooked.
Another small pot put in 4/5 eggs and boil it it hard, and after the cholay is cooked cut the eggs in half and put it in the cholay!
Enjoy with naan or roti !

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There are 5 comment(s) for this recipe.
by Anonymous 3/5 Stars
Its kinda ok

Wed May 02, 2012

by Anonymous No Rating
I do not understand why red lentil is needed in the above recipe?It is Channa recipe; why is masoor needed in this recipe?

Wed Jan 11, 2012

by neelamAnonymous 2/5 Stars
well nice as side dish.

Mon Aug 22, 2011

by AFREEN 3/5 Stars
NICE but u should make it little better

Wed Aug 10, 2011

by Anita 5/5 Stars
Good one

Fri Sep 24, 2010

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