Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chole by Ekavali

So my recipe is
( sorry I never measure, this is only estimations!)


1 cup dried chickpeas soaked overnight then pressure cooked in the morning for about 6-8 whistles. Otherwise use 2 cans of chickpeas.

1 tomato
3tsp. tamarind paste
1/2 cup pitted dates
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. hing
2tsp. grated ginger
2 tsp. chole masala
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp oil
cilantro to garnish

Put the tomato and grated ginger in the mixer and blend well. Make a tardka in oil, add hing and then the tomato/ginger paste and cook for a minute. then add Chickpeas, fry for a minute and then add some water. Now add the chole masala and salt. Cover and cook on simmer while you make the tamarind chutney. In the mixer add dates, tamarind, sugar, chili powder, pinch of salt and a bit of water. Mix well until its completely smooth with no lumps. It should be a thick syrup consistency. Add water til you get the right consistency. Now mix that tamarind chutney into the chole and cook just for a minute. Garnish with cilantro and serve with batura or puris.

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