Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chole / Chickpea gravy

 Garbazeno beans ( chick peas ) is called as channa in india. Kondaikadalai in tamil. There are many dishes which are made using this chick pea. This chole is popular Punjabi sidedish.  
Requirements :
Chick peas – 1 cup
Onion – 1
Chilly powder – 2 tsp
Chole masala – 2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp
Cumin seeds - ½  tsp
Amchur powder ( dry mango powder )– 2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tbs
Cumin powder -1 tsp
Tea bag – 1 (optional )
Oil – 2tbs
Salt to taste

Method :
Soak the chick peas for overnight.
 Pressure cook the chick peas with the tea bag for 3 whistles . Drain and keep aside. Discard the tea bag.
Heat oil , add cumin seeds. When it crackles , add onion , gingergarlic paste and sauté well.
Add add the dry powders , salt and stir well.
Add the chickpeas and a cup of water and mix well. Simmer for 10 – 15 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Note : can substitute tamarind pulp instead of Amchur powder.