Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Traditional Chole recipe (chickpea curry)

  • Chickpeas(kabuli chana)-250 gm
  • Onion chopped-3 large
  • Tomato chopped-2
  • Kasuri methi-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-2 tsp
  • Bay leaf-2
  • Dry red chilli-2
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-2 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder-1/3 tsp
  • Chole masala/channa masala-1 tbsp
  • Garam masala-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil-4 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish 
  • Soak the chickpeas in the water overnight or 8-10 hours.
  • Boil the chickpeas in the pressure cooker with 3 cups of water, one tsp turmeric powder and one tsp of salt(3-4 whistle).
  • Drain the water from chickpeas and keep the water aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, cumin seeds, kasuri methi, dry red chilli and fry it for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onions and fry it till they become transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry it for a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chill powder, chole masala powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder and mix well with onions.
  • Once the raw smell of spices disappear, add chopped tomato and cook it for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Add boiled chickpeas and fry it for 2-3 minutes along with the fried masala.
  • Add boiled chickpeas water(chickpeas stock) in the pan and stir it.
  • Add a glass of water and salt to taste, stir it and let it boil on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add garam masala powder and turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with Bhature, Puri or Rice.

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