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Chole
What is it?
A very delicious North Indian delicacy made with chick peas and spices (without onion)
Ingredients
2 1/2 cup (500 gm) chole (garbanzo beans/chick peas)
1 large boiled potato mashed
3 large tomato paste or puree
2 chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
4 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
1 black cardamom
1 stick cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
2-3 cloves
1-2 bay leaves
2 tablespoon chana masala powder
1/2 teaspoon kasoori methi powder (dry fenugreek leaves)
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
3-4 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
Method
1. Soak chole (chickpeas) overnight or use canned chick peas easily available in the market.
2. Add water, salt and pressure cook over medium heat until soft. (If canned chick peas are already boiled then avoid this step)
3. In a separate frying pan, heat oil, add cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves. Allow it to crackle.
4. Now add ginger, tomatoes and fry until oil separates.
5. Now add kasoori methi, red chilli powder, chana masala powder, mashed potato and fry for 2 minutes.
6. Add some water to make a thick paste.
7. Pour this masala on boiled chole, add lemon juice, salt and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
8. Garnish green chilies and coriander.
Accompaniments
Serve hot with Bhatura or Jeera Rice
Serves
4-5
Cooking Time
35 minutes
Chole .68.
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