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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Simple Chole



I would go with this simple chole, when I am not in a mood for a concoction of spices . I find the flavor offered by coriander powder suffices the need.  

Ingredients for 4:
1 cup Garbanzo beans / chana - soaked overnight or at least 8 -10 hours and cooked
2 Onions - peeled and chopped
2 Tomatoes - chopped
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 to 1 tsp Chili powder (depending upon the spiciness preferred)
Salt to taste
Minced cilantro for garnish
For tadka: 1 Tbsp oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds

The cooking part:
Heat oil in a sauté pan and add cumin seeds. When they start to turn a shade darker, add the chopped onion and fry on low - medium flame till they turn translucent. Then add diced tomato and fry till it turns into a mush.
Grind a handful of cooked chana with water in a blender till smooth.
Then add this ground chana along with the remaining cooked chana, coriander powder, chili powder and salt to the onion - tomato mixture. Add water to the desired consistency. Bring to a rolling boil and then turn down the stove. Gently simmer for a couple of minutes more and turn off the stove.
Garnish with minced cilantro and serve with rotis.

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18 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

chole recipe luks very delicious suma!simple but yummy recipe...

sowmya's creative saga said...

good one..looks deliicous..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That looks so mouth watering :)

Kiran said...

Simple and healthy chole ,looks delicious.

Priya said...

Simple but yet a droolworthy chole, beautiful dish..

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Suma, thats a beautiful click. Nice and healthy way to make chole gravy.

Anuradha Jayaseelan said...

wow, very simple and yummy side dish. Will surely give a try.

notyet100 said...

simple nd delicious

Kairali sisters said...

Simple and delicious chole Suma..

Love
Kairali sisters

Nitha said...

Looks great..

SS said...

Yeah this is the simplest recipe i have come acroos of chole...great pic

Sumi said...

Nice way to enjoy the beans once in a while , in this type of mild gravy, without downing them in masalas.

R said...

nice and simple recipe, luv the click!

suma said...

Love chole, this looks delicious!!

Nisha said...

Though simple it looks really yum

PranisKitchen said...

wow what a delicious chole .if i get some batura sure i will finish the bowl within seconds..superb n yummyyyyyyyy

Tanya said...

Just made this.....it's sooooo good! Thank you :)

bed frames said...

I am so curious with the taste of this one. Looks delicious.