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  Chickpeas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Soak overnight and pressure cook for 4 whistles)
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Tomatoes 2 , chopped
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
  Green chillies 2 , slit
  Chopped cilantro 1 Tablespoon (For garnish)
  Salt To Taste
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 3
  Cinnamon 1 Inch
  Bay leaves 2
  Green cardamom 2
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chana masala powder 1 Tablespoon (Recipe for chana masala powder)

1. Heat oil in a pan and add cloves, cinnamon, green cardamom, bay leaves and cumin seeds.
2. Once the cumin seeds crackle, add ginger garlic paste. Saute for a while.
3. Add chopped onions and slit green chillies and fry till golden brown.
4. Add turmeric powder and salt. Add chopped tomatoes and cook till they are mushy.
5. Add chana masala and mix well.
6. Now add the cooked chana (along with water in which it has been cooked) and bring it to a boil.
7. Now sprinkle garam masala powder and pav bhaji masala and mix well.
8. Cover and cook on a low flame for about 10-15 minutes.
9. Serve hot garnished with cilantro.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Chick Peas Curry

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NEEMA's picture
haiii i ts yummy ................i will definately try adding pav bhaji masala to chole .............thanks
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thanks Neema...Waiting for your feedback...
Sheetal's picture
I made this one yesterday, n it turned out superb. The paav bhaji masala sure added that extra taste to chole. Amazing! :) Thanks so much for this.
rachna's picture
thanx alot..u really helped me.......