Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chole/ Chickpea in Gravy

Fun weekend!! Yeah couldn't have been better. And two consecutive wins for India.. All the more reason to smile. So getting back to food..., todays recipe is of the very yummy Chole.., Ideally, it is served with Batura or Puri. But I didn't have so much patience so I just made some good old Chapathis. This one has been in my drafts for a long time now., So I quickly want to get
done with this.., Here goes ..,

Chole/ Chickpeas in Gravy:

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: Half an Hour


  • 250 gms Kabuli Chana , Soaked overnight and boiled
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Tea powder Optional
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • A 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 2-3 Green chillies (or according to taste)
  • A 1 /2 inch piece of Ginger, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp Annardana powder / Pomegranate seeds powder
  • 1/4 tsp Dry Mango powder / Amchur
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1 Potato , boiled and mashed
  • 1 Tomato, Finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Ghee/ Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp each of Cumin, Mustard and Fenugreek Seeds


In a pan, heat the oil. Add the cumin, mustard, fenugreek, cinnamon and cloves. Let them splutter. Add the onions, ginger and the green chillies and fry them till the onions turn pink. Now add the chopped tomatoes and the mashed potato and fry for about 5 minutes. Add the Kabuli Chana and add a cup of water. Take the tea powder in a clean cloth and tie up the ends to form a pouch. Drop this pouch into the mixture. This is an optional step. The tea powder just enhances the color of the dish. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Discard the tea pouch. Now, add in the garam masala, anaardana powder, amchur powder and salt as per your taste. Cook for a few more minutes. Serve hot with a squeeze of lime :)

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