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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Chickpeas (Chhole) Curry

Chickpeas (Chhole) Curry

Ingredients:

  1. 150 gm soaked chickpeas (chhole)
  2. 1/2 tbsps turmeric powder
  3. 1 tbsps red chilli powder
  4. 2 medium size chopped tomatoes
  5. 2 big chopped onion
  6. 2-3 chopped green chilli
  7. 3-4 tbsps chopped coriander leaves
  8. 2 bay leaves
  9. 1 tbsps cumin seeds
  10. 2 tbsps ginger paste
  11. 1 tbss garlic paste
  12. 1 tbsps cumin powder
  13. 1 tbsps garam masala ( 2 cinnamon stick,4 green cardamom,2 clove) powder
  14. 2-3 tbsps lemon juice
  15. 3 tbsps oil
  16. 3-4 cups water
  17. Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Take a pressure cooker and boil soaked chickpeas (chhole) for 10-15 minutes on medium heat.(4-5 whistle require)
  • Heat oil in a bottomed vessel and add cumin seeds, bay leaves.
  • Fry both lightly.
  • Add chopped onion and fry it until light brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes and add salt to taste.
  • Add chopped green chilli, ginger-garlic paste and cumin powder.
  • Stir well and add red chilli powder,turmeric powder.
  • Cook the whole masala for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour boiled chickpeas (chhole).
  • Mix well with masala and add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Spread garam masala and cook on low heat.
  • When gravy becomes thick remove it from heat.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over it.
          Serve hot with puri, chapati and hot rice.

Tips:

          Soaked chickpeas(chhole) in water overnight to boil easily.

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