Chole is ever-popular recipe from north India that has won the test of time. Chole is easy to make and lip smacking recipe which has gained a prominent place in menue of Indian restaurants. This chole recipe is cooked with chickpeas and onion gravy with tangy tomato cubes and a blend of Indian spices.

Chole

Chole
 
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Chole is easy to make and lip smacking recipe which has gained a prominent place in menu of Indian restaurants.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 - 5
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp chole masala
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup onion paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 2-3 dry red chilies
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Coriander for garnishing
For Boiling :
  • 1 cup soaked chole ( kabuli chana ) ( at least for 6-7 hours )
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 3 black peppercorn
  • 1 tsp salt or according to taste
  • 5 cup water
For Tadka :
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 medium size tomato ( fine chopped )
  • 1 capsicum ( fine chopped )
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. Soak all dry masala in 1 cup water at least for 1 hour.
  2. Pressure cook chole, all whole masala and salt with water for 5-6 whistles on medium-high flame.
  3. Simmer it for 8-10 min.
  4. Cool completely. Drain chole. Keep chole and left over water aside.
  5. Heat 1 tsp oil and ghee.
  6. Add dry red chili and bay leaf.
  7. When fragrance comes out, add ginger and chili paste. Sauté for few seconds.
  8. Add garlic paste. Sauté for a min.
  9. Add soaked masala mixture. Mix well. Cover the pan.
  10. Cook it for 5-7 min or till oil comes out from sides on slow flame.
  11. Add onion paste and salt. Mix well. Cover the lid.
  12. Cook it for 8-10 min or till oil comes out from sides on slow flame.
  13. Add chole. Mix well.
  14. Cook for 2-3 min.
  15. Add 1 to 1 ½ cup left over water as per need.
  16. Cover the pan. Cook for 8-10 min.
  17. Turn off flame.
  18. In another pan heat 1 tsp oil.
  19. Add chopped tomatoes and capsicum.
  20. Saute for 3-4 min.
  21. Add it to chole. Mix well.
  22. Add lemon juice.
  23. Garnish with coriander and serve chole hot with bhature, kulcha or parathas.