Aug 17, 2010

Chole bhature

If you have enough time, you can prepare the authentic version of chole which tastes like the one available in restaurant, involves more ingredients ,an elaborate process but makes your efforts worthwhile. You can find the recipe here.
But in case you are in short of time, you can follow the recipe which I am posting today. It hardly takes any time and tastes awesome too.
We enjoyed it with the bhaturas for our weekend brunch. Click here for the bhatura recipe.
Chole with bhaturas
Kabuli chana/chick peas- 1 cup
Onion- 1 big chopped fine
Ginger garlic paste- 1tsp
Tomato- 1 big chopped
Green chillies- 1-2 chopped fine
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Red chilly powder- 1tsp
Coriander powder- 1tsp
Garam masala/chole masala- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Cooking soda- A pinch
Coriander for garnishing
Goes well with rice too..
Soak the chick peas in water overnight. Add a pinch of soda and and cook in a pressure cooker till soft.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the ginger garlic paste. Saute for a minute. Add the onions and saute till it becomes translucent. Then add the tomatoes and green chillies. Cook till it turns soft and then add turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Add a cup of water and cook for around 5 minutes. Then add the cooked chole. Mix well . Cover with a lid and cook for around 10 minutes till it is properly mixed with all the spices. Garnish with coriander leaves if you wish.
Serve hot with hot bhaturas, puris or even rice.
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