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Side Dish / Snacks : Chole

Number of servings: 4

List of ingredients:
2 cups chick peas or chana  
¾ cup chopped onion  
½ cup chopped tomato  
5 spoons chilli powder  
¼ spoon turmeric  
3 spoons minced ginger  
2 spoons minced garlic  
1 spoon minced green chilli  
4 - 5 spoons oil  
salt to taste  
4 cloves  
3 cinnamon sticks  
4 bay leaves  
1 spoon cardamom  
4 - 5 pepper corns  
1 spoon jeera  

Cooking procedure
Soak the chickpeas overnight, and pressure cook. If you use canned peas, you don’t have to soak it overnight. Heat oil in a kadai and add the onions and cook till golden brown. Now add ginger, garlic, and chillies and cook for sometime. Add the tomatoes, salt, chilli powder and turmeric and cook till the tomatoes are tender. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, cardamom, peppercorns, coriander powder and jeera and cook till the tomatoes are fully cooked. You can add a little tamamrind juice to this while cooking. You can grind this in the mixer if you want to. But this is not necessary. Now add your chick peas and cook for sometime. I like to slightly mash my chana. Garnish with chopped corriander leaves, lemon juice, sliced tomatoes and onions and serve hot.
Storage tips:
Chole can be refrigerated for about a week.
Any additional information:
If you want to use chana masala, you don’t have to use the above-mentioned spices (under masala).

Other recipes that go well with this one: Rice : Coconut Rice
Rice : Lemon Rice
Rice : Tamarind Rice
Rice : Curd Rice
Rice : Cashewnut Rice
Rice : Pudina Rice
Rice : Mango Rice
Rice : Chinese Fried rice (Modified to suit the Indian Taste)
Snacks : Dosa
Breads : Poori
Breads : Soft Chapathis
Rice : Jeera Rice (Cumin Rice)
Breads : Mooli Paratha
Breads : Patta Gobi Paratha
Breads : Eggless Naan
Snacks : Green Samosas
Snacks : Potato Bajjis

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