Tuesday, February 17, 2009



2 Cup chick peas (soaked overnight and boiled)
2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
1 large onion finely chopped
1 tsp each ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of turmeric powder
1/4 tsp amchur
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 bay leaf
1 tsp Chole masala ( i used Everest chole masala)
3 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 tsp chilli powder
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
4 tbsp cilantro to garnish
Juice of 1 lemon.


Heat oil in a pan and add jeera and bay leaf when oil is hot.When they splutter add onions and fry till onions are transparent.Add ginger garlic paste
green chillies and fry till they change color.
Add tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chole masala, chilli powder,amchur powder and mix well.add little water if required.
Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes and add the boiled chickpeas salt and mix well.
Cook for another 5 minutes till the gravy thickens.
Garnish with cilantro and a dash of lime.Additionally if you also add 1 tbsp of green chutney to it it will taste good.
Serve hot with puri or roti.

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