Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chole (Chickpeas)

Ingredients:
1. 1 can (540 ml) chickpeas
2. 3 tablespoons tomato paste
3. 1/2 medium sized onion, chopped
3. 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic and ginger
4. 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
5. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
6. 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
7. 1 bay leaf
8. 2 dried red chili
9. 4 heaping teaspoons chana masala (chickpea)
10. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
11. Salt to taste
12. 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
13. 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
14. 1/4 teaspoon garam masala

Serves 3-4. No preparation required when using canned chickpeas.

Instructions:
1. Heat olive oil in a pan
2. Add mustard seeds, red chili dried, and bay leaf and allow mustard seeds to splutter
3. Add cumin seeds and let it turn brown
4. Add onion, garlic and ginger and until the onions turn translucent.
5. Add tomato paste and mix well.
6. When the tomato and onion paste start to leave the oil, add chickpea masala, red chili powder, garam masala, cumin powder and saute.
7. Add chickpea, salt, and lemon juice. Mix well and leave covered for about 15 mins on low heat, stirring occasionally.

Garnish and serve with hot paranthas or over a bed of steamed rice.

6 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wow channa looks so yummy delicious.

Food Fanatic said...

Thanks, Happy cook

Nazarina A said...

Hi food fanatic,
This chick pea dish looks lip smacking good and I can sooo eat it with your roti as well!!!

I have a brand new dessert and a savory dish from an older post( which I shall just include all in one post for your garnishing event. I am getting ready to post it now and then I shall email you the link!! I am glad I found your blog!!!

Food said...

Thanks, Naz! You are awesome! :) Looking forward to it!!

rekhas kitchen said...

Iam glad that you like my entry for garnishing event thank you so much for such alovely event and chick pea recipe looks so delicious and beautiful pic too

Food Fanatic said...

Thanks, Rekha. It was a pleasure hearing from you.

I sent you an email do check it out.

keep visiting and looking fwd on hearing from you again :)

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