Recipe: Chole

Ingredients:

  • Chick peas (chana) – 2 cups.
  • Tomatoes – 2, cut.
  • Onions – 1, cut.
  • Potatoes – 2, boiled.
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Cardamom – 4-5 pods, powdered.
  • Cloves – 3-4, crushed.
  • Turmeric – a pinch.
  • Garlic – 3-4 cloves, minced.
  • Chili – 1, cut.
  • Coriander leaves – 4-5 sprigs, cut.
  • Salt – to taste.

Method:

  • Soak the chick peas overnight in enough water.
  • Pressure cook the chick peas in water.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of oil and add cumin seeds till they pop.
  • To the oil, add the cardamom, cloves, garlic, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder and chili and fry.
  • Add the onions and fry till translucent.
  • Mash the boiled potatoes and add to the onions.
  • Add tomatoes and continue to fry.
  • Finally, add the chick peas with water and bring to a boil.
  • Add salt; garnish with coriander leaves.

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Chole.

 

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