Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chatpate Chole

Since I have started cooking, I have tried several different recipes of chole.  Each time I add/eliminate some ingredients.  Even the quantity varies each time.  This recipe is not authentic but the result is some thing all my family & friends like.

1 cup Chole(chikpeas)/Garbanzo beans soaked overnight
2 Onions chopped finely
2 Tomatoes chopped finely
1 tsp Red chilli powder
2 tsp Coriander powder
1 Green chilli slit lengthwise
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tsp Chole masaala
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil

Cook the soaked chickpeas with some salt till soft but not mushy, keep aside.
In a pan heat oil and add onion and green chilli saute till onion turns brown.
Add turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder saute.
Now add the finely chopped tomatoes saute till the mixture leaves oil.
Add the cooked chickpeas with the water.  Mash some of the chickpeas with the back of the ladle.
Add the chole masala.
Mix well and let it boil on a slow flame & simmer for 5 minutes 
Adjust salt.
The trick is do all the procedure on a low heat.
Serve hot with Kulcha, tikki, Paratha, Bhatura, Puri or even chapati.
I served mine with Shrikhand & Puri.


Sanjeeta kk said...

Very tangy treat!

Soma Pradhan said...

The recipe looks awesome ..

Rekha said...

looks delicious and yummy.. happy to follow u.. do visit mine and join in my space:)

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