Lemme introduce u to the newest contributor….the best of my friends Ramya (aka Rums) and her very first recipe here..for the all-time-favourite ‘Chole’ with a twist in her own style..she made it for a potluck in my house and it was definitely the highlight of the day..no wonder i had to bug her for the recipe rite from then on.. so here we go.. from Rum’s kitchen.. Chole recipe…
Chole (Channa/Chickpeas) – one pack (250 gms)
Onions – 2 or 3 large ones
Tomatoes – 4 juicy ones
Aloo (Potato) – a large one
Bayleaf/Cinnamon/Cloves – one or two each
Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Pwder – 1/2 tsp
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
Chole Powder (Channa Masala) – 1/2 tsp;”>
Red Chili Powde – 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies 2 – chopped fine
Asafoatida – one pinch
Salt to taste
Oil to saute
Soak channa overnight in water. Drain the water and pressure cook with salt.
Grind the cut tomatoes, coriander leaves, ginger garlic paste, cloves and green chillies and keep aside. Boil cubed potatoes either on the stove or microwave it for 5 minutes.
In a pan, add lots of oil, saute jeera, asafoetida, turmeric, bayleaf and cinnamons.
Fry the onions till golden brown.
Now add the ground paste and keep stirring.
Once it settles, add the channa masala and then the rest of the powders with a little salt.
Cover with a lid and let it cook on a low flame.
Make sure all the ingredients are mixed well and the flavor is uniform.
Bring to a boil, add the potato and then the chole slowly, the required salt, keep stirring.
Close the pan again and cook for atleast 10 minutes.
Garnish with cut tomato pieces and coriander leaves and serve hot! Ooh la la!