Saturday, March 25, 2006

Chole Recipe

Ingredients :
1 can chick peas
1 large tomato, sliced
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 spoon tomato paste
2 large onions
4-5 green chillies
1 spoon cumin seeds
1 0/2 spoon chopped coriander
1 large peice of ginger
3-4 large flakes garlic
2-3 spoon ghee or oil for frying
2 bay leaves
1-2 cinammon sticks
2-3 cloves
1 1/2 spoon red chilli powder
1/2 spoon turmeric powder
2 spoon coriander powder
1 spoon sugar
1/2 spoon garam masala
1/2 spoon punjabi chole masala
salt to taste

Method :
Blend large tomato, one onion,
cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, green
chillies,cinammon and cloves to a smooth
paste using little water.
Slice other onion.
Heat ghee and add the bay leaves.
After 10 seconds, add the sliced onion and
fry till the onion turns light brown.
Now add the tomato paste and fry till the ghee
leaves the sides of the masala.
Add the dry powders (chili powder, turmeric,
sugar and coriander powder).
Fry for 60 seconds.
Now add the chopped tomato and coriander leaves.
Fry for about 5 minutes.
Now add the chick peas with the water, tomato
paste and salt to taste.
Add some water to get a gravy.
Add the garam masala and punjabi chole masala
and mix well.
Let it come to a boil on low heat.
Simmer for about 5 minutes after it comes
to a boil.
Serve hot with phulka (chapati), puri or bhatura.


At Saturday, March 25, 2006 6:06:00 AM, Blogger Judas said...

Ummmmmmm chick peas.

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At Saturday, March 25, 2006 7:16:00 AM, Blogger applerain said...

keep up the good work, nice recipes. I am going to try and make some of them listed in your blog

At Saturday, March 25, 2006 11:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At Saturday, March 25, 2006 11:55:00 AM, Blogger KT said...

I love chola and puri!!

At Saturday, March 25, 2006 9:31:00 PM, Blogger The Deacon said...

Oh my! That looks so GOOD! Too bad I'm on a diet. Do you mind if I tell my sister about your blog?

At Sunday, March 26, 2006 1:24:00 AM, Blogger Mind Curry said...

i love rajma masala..any recipes? :)

At Sunday, March 26, 2006 8:37:00 AM, Anonymous Indian Food said...

Go ahead, tell my sister, link me if you want.

At Sunday, March 26, 2006 12:10:00 PM, Blogger Teto said...

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At Monday, March 27, 2006 7:19:00 AM, Blogger derailuer said...


At Monday, March 27, 2006 2:10:00 PM, Blogger jamie d said...

My wife was offended that I used the word "puke"...but to me thats what her meal tasted this case...the photo looks like puke...hopefully for your fello readers...its taste better than it looks.

At Monday, March 27, 2006 3:25:00 PM, Blogger Orgia Porfia said...

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At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:59:00 AM, Blogger Joanna said...

look really good, am going to try out some of your recipes, they look brilliant

At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 2:57:00 PM, Blogger Chets said...

wow...and i thought i made the best chole ! i love this recipe :-)

At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 3:04:00 PM, Blogger agi said...

Good recipes.... keep it up.

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At Sunday, January 04, 2009 1:31:00 PM, Blogger Ryan Michael Galloway said...

Technically, I reside right in the middle of the demographic: old, scared, white, US male. I have to tell you that chole is one of my favorite dishes, and this recipe looks wonderful. I'll try it soon. Thanks!

At Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:56:00 PM, Anonymous onno david said...

I love chola and puri. My husband and I love this recipe. have made it 3 times in a month. I can’t wait to try some of your tips. I really appreciate it. thank you for shearing your post.

At Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:11:00 PM, Blogger Anand said...

thanks for the recipe! tasted great!

At Sunday, February 28, 2010 8:32:00 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

Can someone tell me, does "spoons" translate to teaspoons, Tablespoons, or something else? There's a big difference between the two. Thanks.

At Monday, April 05, 2010 3:59:00 AM, Blogger Vikram G said...

We are from london, thank you so much for the recipe it cam out well and we all enjoyed....

At Monday, August 02, 2010 9:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, I loved th taste of chole after i made it accordingly, every1 are actually fighting to have more.. PP

At Thursday, August 19, 2010 2:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My girlfriend was coming over and i cooked this recipe for her. It was fabulous. She now thinks i am a great cook.I couldnt stop eating it myself! Thank you.

At Tuesday, December 21, 2010 5:38:00 AM, Anonymous Mrs. Richards said...

Thank you so much for this recipe, our mother-in-law thinks am an expert on Indian cuisine ;-)

At Wednesday, March 02, 2011 7:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its very good with chapathi

At Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:25:00 AM, Blogger Solvita said...

OK, the recipe starts with making a paste with the tomato and onion and chiles, but it never says to add that puree to the recipe! How come everyone says they made this recipe but never ran into this but me?

At Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:55:00 AM, Blogger Carlos said...

I am also confused about when to add the tomato/onion/spice puree. What I ended up doing was frying the onion with the bay leaves and dry spices, then adding the puree and waiting till the oil separates some on the sides, then I added the chickpeas and fresh tomato/cilantro and simmered for a while, seasoned with salt and added the two masala powders and simmered a little more and tasted till i was happy w/ how it was done. I also tried this with and without the tomato paste and my Indian diners preferred it without the tomato paste as they said it was too sweet with the paste.

At Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:21:00 PM, Blogger Tony said...

Also, the recipe says to add the tomato paste twice. Perhaps the first time, it really means to add the mixture.


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