Sunday, 4 March 2012

Masala chole: Holi Special

Ingredients -

Chole ( chick peas) - 250 g
Onions chopped - 3
Tomatoes chopped - 2 large
Garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Chole masala powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - a bunch

Oil - 5 tbsp
Tea bag - 1 (optional)

Method -

1. Soak chole overnight in sufficient water.
2. Boil it in a pressure cooker putting 2 cups of water and the tea bag if you want a dark brown colour.
3. Wait for 3-4 whistels or until it is soft, let it cool down.
4. Heat the oil and put onions into it, fry until dark golden.
5. Add the ginger-garlic paste, cumin, coriander, black pepper, turmeric and red chilli powder and fry it for few minutes.
6. Add chole masala, garam masala and tomatoes and fry it until oil separates and it has turned to a golden brown colour.
7. Add the chole and fry it for a while until all are mixed well.
8. Add the water which was used for boiling and  let it cook until it is soft and has thickned.
9. Garnish it with coriander leaves, onion rings and serve it hot with
 poori, bhature, kulche or rice.

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