Chole

This is one of the most popular dishes of north india. It is an all time favourite of kids and adults alike. It is made of kabuli chana , which is called as chick pea in english.

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Why is this dish so popular?

First and foremost, it is tasty. It is one of the dishes which has been passed through generations. It can be eaten with a wide range of Indian breads, be it chapati, phulka, nan, rot ,purii or even bread. With puri or bhatura, it is called as channa bhature or relished with white bread as pav chole.

 

The ingredients that you need are:

1 bowl of chick pea

3 onions

3 tomatoes

1/2 inch ginger

4 cloves garlic

1 boiled potato

3 cloves

2 cardamom

1/2 inch cinnamon

3 tsp chana masala

1 tsp chilli powder

salt to taste

coriander leaves for garnishing

Method:

Soak the chick peasovernight  in sufficient quantity of water.

Chop the onions into chunks.

Make a incision on the tomatoes and put them in hot water. Peel the skin after ten minutes.

Grind the onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic together into a puree.

Pressure cook  the chick peas with a tea bag in them.

Take oil in a kadai, add the spices and then add the puree. Saute  for sometime, the oil should seperate. Then, mash the potato and add to it and mix well. Now, add the chana masala and chilli powder and continue to saute for two more minutes. Add  salt and water to make a gravy.

Once boiled for sometime, then put the chick peas and simmer on low flame for tenmore minutes.  Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

 

 

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