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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Chhole a la Amol (chick peas a la Amol)


Kabuli Chana(chick peas or garbanzo beans) 250 gm,

Onions 2 large, Tomatoes 2 large,

Ginger 2", Garlic Flakes 6-8,Cumin Seeds 1 Tb,

Chopped Coriander Leaves 2 Tb,Red Chilli Powder 1 Tb,

Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp,Oil 2 Tb,

Curd 2 Tb, Salt to taste


Soak the
chick peas overnight, in plenty of water. In the morning, drain them, add salt and water and cook till done. Make a paste of onions, coriander, ginger, garlic, cumin and red chilli. Puree the tomatoes.
In a heavy-bottomed pan add oil. When the oil is hot add the paste and fry till oil leaves the sides. Now add the tomato puree and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the cooked peas along with beaten curd. Adjust the seasoning and reduce till the gravy is a little dry and coats the peas, remove from heat. In a small frypan, add oil. When the oil is smoking hot, add garam masala powder and pour over the peas. Serve hot with a bread of your choice.

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