Thursday, 23 July 2015

Chole recipe (Chickpeas Curry), how to prepare chole

Chole (Chickpeas Curry)

Kabuli Channa (Chole) – 1 cup
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Finely Chopped Onions – 3/4 cup
Tomatoes puree – 3/4 cup
Ginger Paste – 1 tsp
Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Dhania Powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Chole Masala – 1 tsp
Mango powder – 1/2 tsp
Chopped Coriander leaves -- 2tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Water – 4 cups
Salt to taste

Wash channa and soak in enough water overnight (at least 8-10 hours). Next day discard the soaking water and add channa in a pressure cooker with fresh water. Boil channa with little salt for about 15-20 minutes. Now heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds and let them browned. Add onions and saute till they get golden brown colour. Add ginger and garlic paste and saute for few seconds. Add tomatoes puree and saute for 4-5 minutes. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dhania powder, and garam masala powder  Cook till oil starts leaving the masala. Then add boiled channa along with water. Add chole masala, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes. Add more salt and water if required. Simmer for 5 -10 minutes till you get your desired consistency. Add mango powder and mix. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve chole with bhatura, puris or rice.

Kabuli chana, is an excellent source of natural protein and vitamins which helps in muscle and body building.