Spicy Chole (Spicy Chickpea Curry)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chole, soaked overnight and boiled with salt
  • 1 big onion, ground
  • 2 tomatoes, pureed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Salt to taste

Garam Masala Paste –

  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1/2” cinnamon stick
  • 4-5 black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1/2” piece ginger
  • 4-5 garlic cloves

Method

  1. All all ingredients for masala paste in a blender, add a little water and blend till smooth
  2. Heat oil in a wok. Add cumin seeds
  3. Add the onions and sauté on low heat till golden brown
  4. Add 1/4 cup of water, mix well and add the Garam Masala paste
  5. Add turmeric, coriander and red chilli powder and mix well. Cook for 4-5 minutes
  6. Add tomatoes and salt and cook till soft
  7. Now add chole and add 1 cup of warm water. Cover with a lid and simmer for 4-5 minutes
  8. Mash some chole and drizzle lime juice

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