March 4, 2011

Chole or chick pea curry

chick pea or kabuli chana                                 2cups
onion thinly  chopped                                        1 medium size
tomato thinly chopped                                       1 medium size
ginger garlic paste                                              1tsp
cumin seeds                                                         1tsp
bayleaf                                                                 1 big size
hing or asafoetida                                              1pinch
cloves                                                                   2-3
turmeric powder                                                1/2tsp
chole masala                                                       1 tsp
fenugreek leaves or
kasoori methi  dry                                             1/2tsp
oil                                                                         2tsp
salt according to taste
coriander  chopped for garnishing

  • Soak chana overnight and pressure cook it with salt for few minutes.
  • Heat a pan on medium range , pour oil and add hing, cumin, bayleaf, ginger garlic paste , cook for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion and cook until they become light brown, then add chopped tomato, cook for few min.
  • Add turmeric, salt, chole masala , kasoori methi and lastly boiled chana .
  • Stir the whole mixture and cook it for 5 min.
  • Cover it and switch off the burner and let it simmer for few minutes.
  • Garnish it with coriander and chopped onion and serve it hot with puri, naan or batura.

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