Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Chic peas prepared and cooked in onion gravy with aromatic spices, tastes really great with bhature !!


2 cup Chic peas (white chana)
1 large onion(grind into paste)
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 green chilli (grind into paste)
1 table spoon chole powder (home made)
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon black salt(kaala namak)
1/2 teaspoon asafeotida(hing)
2 table spoon ghee/oil
salt according to taste

Chole powder home made:

1 teaspoon cumin seeds(jeera)
2 teaspoon dry pomegranate seeds(anaardana)
2 big cardamom(badi ilaechi)
3 green cardamom( choti ilaechi)
1 stick cinnamon stick(dalchini)
2 bay leaves(tez patta)
3-4 cloves(loung)
6-7 black pepper balls(sabut kaali mirch)
1 mace(javitri)

Grind them all and store it in an air tight container for future use.

For garnishing:

onion slices
1 green chilli


Soak the channa overnight with little salt. Boil it and keep aside. In a kadahi, heat oil and add hing &green chilli paste. Saute it. To this add onion and ginger-garlic paste, and saute them too. When the color of onion changes to light brown, add chole powder, garam masala and black salt. Mix well. Now add boiled chic peas and stir well . Lower the flame and let it cook for 10 -15 minutes. When the chic peas become semi thick, add salt (if required).

Chole are ready. Garnish it with onion slices and green chilli.

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