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Amritsari Chole Masala with Shivani

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Amritsari Chole Masala

Amritsari Chole Masala

Shivani displaying her Amritsari Chole Masala with Bhature

The Amritsari Chole Masala recipe of my friend, Shivani Kumar has been a treasured recipe from her childhood passed on to her by her grandmother and then her mother. 

The delicious spiced chick pea specialty is a traditional Punjabi dish whose origins trace from Amritsar, India, the world renowned place of the Golden Temple.

Over history Chole Masala traveled the routes throughout Indian cuisine altered only by slight variations in spice combinations and methods of preparation according to varying regions. 

One special key to the distinct flavor in Shivani’s Amritsari Chole Masala includes what she treasures most in its preparation, the chat and chole masala spices which have been prepared by the local women in Chandigarh the city located in the Punjab region in North India where Shivani is from. The women prepare and sell their own unique blend of fresh spices along the streets of the city and so Shivani always returns home with full batches following an annual visit to her native place in India.

Shivani’s Chole Masala is a much-enjoyed dish in her family including with her husband, Sumit and their children, Saanvi and Sunveer. Prepared in the household at least once every couple of weeks, Shivani typically serves the dish with her delicious homemade Bhature, a fried flatbread made from maida (soft wheat) flour and yogurt.

Shivani has also agreed to share with you her recipe and method for Bhature preparation so stay tuned for the lucky recipe preparation which I assure you, under the direction of the lovely Shivani, is fairly straightforward and easily managed in its attempt.

The Amritsari Chole Masala not only serves as a regular family meal but also suits well for the Kumar’s gatherings with friends, and even on special holiday festivities, including Diwali. 

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