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  • Preeti Shridhar


Chole needs no introduction. Every household has its own recipe. For me chole means a quick and easy dish. It pairs beautifully with rice, roti, nan, kulcha and of course bhature.

Sharing a simple recipe of Chole ,using the masala curated by me.

Do give it a try.

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Ingredients Chole 1cup Water 4 cups Tea bag 1 Salt to taste Onion 1 cup chopped finely Ginger 1 tsp chopped finely Garlic 1 tsp chopped finely Green chili 1 slit midway Oil 1 tbsp Asaefotida a large pinch Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp Carrom seeds 1/4 tsp My chole Masala 1 1/2 tbsp Tamarind chutney 2 tbsp Chopped coriander 2 tbsp Method

  1. Wash and soak chole overnight.

  2. Next morning wash them once again.

  3. Boil them with 4 cups of water, salt and a tea bag till they are really soft and tender. 6-8 pressure.

  4. In a separate pan heat oil.

  5. Add asaefotida, cumin and carrom seeds.

  6. Once they crackle, add green chili, onions and garlic.

  7. Saute on medium heat for a couple of minutes. Now add ginger.

  8. Saute till onions turn golden pink.

  9. Add the chole Masala.

  10. Saute for a minute.

  11. Now tip in the chole.

  12. Mix well.

  13. Let it boil for 5 minutes.

  14. Check water consistency and add more water if needed.

  15. I didn't add any water as I like them thick.

  16. Press with the back of ladle a few times to crush some chole.

  17. Add in tamarind chutney.

  18. Now taste and add more masala, salt ,if needed.

  19. Give it a boil .

  20. Garnish with chopped coriander.

  21. Serve hot with roti or paratha.


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