Chole Recipe

2 onions
1 tblsp garam masala powder
2 tblsp red chilli (lal mirch) powder
1/2 tsp. soda bi-carbonate
1 tblsp dry mango powder (amchur)
2 tblsp coriander- cumin powder
1 cup chick peas (kabuli chana)
3 tblsp vegetable fat (ghee)
2 tomatoes
1/2 tsp pepper powder
salt (namak) to taste
2 potatoes
for garnish
2 tomatoes
1″ ginger
2 tblsp coriander leaves (dhania patta) chopped
1 green chilli
How to make chole:
  • Soak the chana for at least six hours and then drain.
  • Cut the onions.
  • Chop the potatoes into quarters.
  • Wash and quarter two tomatoes and make slices of the remaining.
  • Peel and make juliennes of the ginger.
  • Wash and slit the green chillies.
  • Mix in water and 1/2 tsp of soda bi-carbonate to the chana and stir fry in a pressure cooker till done.
  • Take care the chanas do not get mashed.
  • Heat up the ghee in a vessel and fry the potatoes until soft. drain.
  • In the same ghee, mix in the onions and stir fry till pink.
  • Mix in the dhania-jeera powder and red chilli powder and fry again.
  • Mix in the boiled chanas and salt.
  • After five minutes, mix in the garam masala powder, amchur powder and black pepper powder and stir fry for two minutes.
  • Mix in the potatoes and tomatoes and stir fry for another two minutes.
  • decorate with cut coriander leaves, slit green chillies, slices of tomatoes and ginger juliennes.


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| September 1st, 2011 | Posted in Chole, Diwali Recipes |

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