Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CHOLE (WHITE CHICK PEAS GRAVY)





Yummy Chole recipe!Chole serves as a good side dish with almost anything be it rotis,puris,bhature or rice!


INGREDIENTS:                                                                                                           

  • Chickpeas(kabuli channa)-200g
  • Onions-2 large sized
  • Tomatoes-2 big
  • Potatoes-2(optional)
  • Ginger-1 inch
  • Cinnamon-1 tsp or 1 inch
  • Red chilli powder=2 tsp
  • Jeera-1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 3-4(according to your taste)
  • Coriander leaves-1 small bunch
  • Jaggery-2tsp
  • Tamarind-1small lemon sized
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste


HOW TO MAKE:


  • Pre soak Kabuli chana/white Chick peas for about six hours.
  • Pressure cook the soaked chana and retain the water.
  • Now Cut onions and tomatoes .Heat 1tsp oil in a frying pan and sauté the cut onions and tomatoes along with ginger and cinnamon for about 2min. Allow it to cool.
  • Now grind the above ingredients in a grinder/blender with  little water if required.
  • Next Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a big wok or in a pressure pan . 
  • Add jeera along with 1 slit green chilli. 
  • Add the ground paste and sauté for 2minutes.
  • Then, add the cooked channa along with the water that was retained .
  • Add redchilli powder ,tamarind water(extracted from soaked tamarind) , jaggery and required amount of salt. Allow to cook for about 10-15 min and keep stirring in between.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with green chillies ,finely chopped onions and cut coriander leaves.(optional) 
  • Serve hot with Puris or rotis.
Serves 4
Cooking time: 45 minutes

Note: Alternatively Chole masala powder can be used which is a mixture of all the spices used above and it is available in all Indian stores.


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