Monday, November 23, 2015

Chole (Chickpess)

Today I am sharing one of the my favorite dish Chole. It is very simple and mild spicy,  serves well with poori, bhatura or rice.

Serves: 4-5 persons

  • 2 cups Chana (kabuli chana)
  • 1 big onion (roughly chopped)
  • 250 ml tomato can
  • 6 garlic cloves ( to make 5 cc garlic paste)
  • .7 cm ginger (chopped 5 cc)
  • 1 green chili (chopped)
  • 5 cc cumin seed
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 2 clove
  • 4 black pepper 
  • 2 green cardamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 12 cc salt
  • 2.5 cc turmeric powder
  • 5 cc coriander powder
  • 5 cc cumin powder
  • 3 cc red chilli powder 
  • 5 cc garam masala
  • 2 cc amchur powder(dry mango powder)
  • 50 cc oil
  • 1000 ml water 

  1. Wash the chana under running cold water till water runs clear. 
  2. Soak them in enough water for at least 6 hours or overnight. After soaking they will double in size.
  3. Drain the soaking water, put chana into pressure cooker, add 1000ml water and 5 cc salt close the lid. Cook for 10 minutes on high flame, then 15 minutes on low flame. Let the pressure go down by itself.
  4. Heat the oil in the pan on medium flame, once oil is hot add cumin seed, cinnamon stick, clove, green cardamon, bay leaf and black pepper cook all for 15 seconds.
  5. Add chopped onion, green chili and ginger; and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add garlic paste and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Add tomato paste, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, amchur powder, garam masala and salt.
  8. Mix all  and cook for 3 minutes on medium flame.
  9. Add water from boiled chana as per your liking in gravy consistency and bring it boil.
  10. Add boiled chana, mix well and cook for 6-8 minutes on medium flame.
  11. Add green coriander leaves to garnish.