Punjabi Cholay

This tangy, spicy and delicious dish forms an integral part of a hearty lunchtime menu in Punjab.

Punjabi Cholay at DesiRecipes.com


500 grams of Channa (boiled) 
1 tsp tumeric 
1 tsp corriander powder 
1 tsp chilli powder 
1 tsp cholay masala (shan) 250/300 grams of Red lentil 
4/5 boiled hard eggs 
2 tomatoes 
1 medium onion 
1/2 ghee/oil 
1 tsp Ginger/Garlic 

Garnish : 
Chopped Corriander leaves 
Green Chilles


Heat up oil in pot add the ghee/oil and heat it up throw in some onions and fry it until golden brown, add ginger, garlic, tomatoes straight after that give it a good mix and now mix the boiled 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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