Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Chole masala


Garbanzo chick peas (Boiled ) - 1/2 can
Onion - 1 medium sized
Crushed Tomato - 7 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - small piece
Clove - 2
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilly pwdr - 1 tsp
Corriander powder - 2 pinches
Sugar - little
Jaggery - a small piece
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Yogurt - 3 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Corriander leaves


1) Grind onion , jeera , 1/2 tsp chilly pwdr , ginger , cinnamon , clove , sugar and salt to a smooth paste.
2) Heat oil , add bay leaf , onion paste and frywell on low heat covered.
3) When oil floats on top add ginger garlic paste.
4) Add tomato and cook covered till oil floats on top.
5) Add remaining chilly powder , salt , little garam masala and fry well.
6) Add Yogurt slowly tsp by tsp and mix well.
7) Take a handful of chickpeas and grind it to a coarse paste.
8) Add 2 cups water and chickpeas. After 5 minutes add the chickpeas paste and jaggery.
9) Cook till you reach desired consistency.
10) Sprinkle corriander powder and garam masala.
11) Add few drops of lemon juice. remove from heat and garnish with corriander leaves.


Chefs Menu said...

For traditional north indian recipes,to add more and original flavor try replacing oil with ghee (A clarified semifluid butter used especially in Indian cooking.) the dish tastes more yummy,rest everythig else is perfect and upto the mark with this recipe,GOOD WORK

Ayesha Seerin said...

Ghee mmmmmm..
It definitely will taste good with ghee.... I use it once in a while ... Two reasons why people dont use it often

1) Its expensive
2) High cholestrol and fat content.