Thursday, 20 September 2012

ChickPeas Curry(Chole)-Diwali Recipes

Chickpeas are a great source of protein.This chickpeas(Kabuli chana) curry has been my favorite.You can adjust the water to make a gravy a little thick or thin.Chole can be had with puris,naans or simply with a delicious vegetable or peas pulao.

Chickpeas(Kabuli chana)-2 cups
Tomato-1 large,ripe,diced
Onion-1 medium,finely chopped
Green chilli-1,slit
Bay leaves-2
Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder-2 teaspoons
Kasuri methi-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Dry ginger powder(saunth)-1 teaspoon
Garam masala-1/4 teaspoon
Vegetable/Olive oil-3 table spoons
Coriander leaves-2 teaspoons,chopped
Water-1.5 cups
salt to taste
Tea leaves-1 teaspoon,to be added while boiling the chickpeas

- Soak the chickpeas in 5-6 cups of water for 8-10 hours or overnight.
-Pressure cook the soaked chickpeas with another 6-7 cups of water,2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of tea leaves.Cook for 2-3 whistles.
-Heat a pan and add oil and cumin seeds.When the cumin seeds begin to splutter,add the bay leaves and the slit green chilli.
-Now add the finely chopped onions and cook till the onions look translucent.
-Add the diced tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes and add the kasuri methi,coriander powder,dry ginger powder,turmeric powder and salt and cook till you see oil coming out from the paste.
-Now add the cooked chickpeas and mix well with the cooked paste.
-Add 1.5 cups of water and garam masala and let it cook on slow flame for 5-6 minutes.
-Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

My Notes- You can add finely chopped spinach or fenugreek leaves to this curry to make it even more nutritious.


  1. Great link to Food on Friday: Curry - thanks.

  2. Hi You have linked a recipe with Lets Celebrate Navratri/Diwali event. The recipe is delicious but please can you follow the event participating rules and add the appropriate URLS to your post as linking these are mandatory.