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Chole

Snigdha's picture
Ingredients
  Garbanzo beans 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Potato 2 Medium
  Pudina 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomatoes 4 Medium
  Cloves 5
  Cinnamon stick 3 Medium
  Green chillies 3
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Dhaniya 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄4
  Masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Soak Channa in water ( 2 inches above the level of channa) overnight. Pressure cook channa up to 3 - 4 whistles. Keep aside.

Blend & puree mint, cilantro, tomatoes, green chillies in a blender.

Boil potatoes, peel & cut into small cubes.

Heat 5 tbs oil in a deep vessel. Add mustard seeds & allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon sticks, onions & turmeric powder. Fry until onions turn golden brown.

Add the pureed mixture. Add dhaniya powder, garam masala powder, chole masala, salt & chilly powder. Cook until mixture starts thickening.

Add boiled potato cubes & pressure cooked channa. Mix well.

Add half cup of water if needed & cook until gravy thickens.

Squeeze juice of lime. Garnish with cilantro if desired.

Serve Hot with lemon wedges on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Occasion: 
Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
Chickpeas & Potatoes in Indian Spices

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8 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Is it healthy recipe?
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Is it healthy recipe?
Snigdha's picture
Channa/Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans belongs to the 'legumes' family. Legumes include beans, peas and lentils. Legumes are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. They're also a good source of protein. For more info on nutritional effects of legumes, please visit http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/legumes/NU00260
Snigdha's picture
Channa/Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans belongs to the 'legumes' family. Legumes include beans, peas and lentils. Legumes are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. They're also a good source of protein. For more info on nutritional effects of legumes, please visit http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/legumes/NU00260
shantihhh's picture
Legumes are high in fiber! You should eat them 2 or 3 times a week at least. Some people avoid beans due to the intestinal gas or bloating they may produce. But if you gradually increase the amount of beans you eat over several weeks, you can overcome that concern. Also asfaetedia is said to help. potatoes are a highly nutritious vegetable, being rich in vitamin C, the B-complex vitamins, and have good doses of the minerals iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. Besides being an economical and nutritious food source, potatoes also have medicinal properties. A potato tuber is antispasmodic, mild anodyne, digestive remedy, diuretic, and emollient. A potato is good for stomach ulcer, duodenum ulcer and stomach acidity. To use the potato for these ulcerous conditions, wash and grate several red skinned raw potatoes. (Other colors are also good, but the red is considered the best for this purpose.) Put in a cheesecloth and squeeze to remove the juice. Or slice the potatoes, sprinkle with a small amount of salt, let sit overnight and collect the juice the next morning. Drink 1/2 cup of this raw potato juice three times a day before meals for a great benefit. The juice is also considered a good liver remedy and can be helpful for gallstones and other gallbladder problems. Some believe that a small amount of potato juice applied to the temples during a headache can bring relief.
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
thanks you very much 2S---Shanti & Snigdha for this type nice informations!
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
thanks you very much 2S---Shanti & Snigdha for this type nice informations!
aparna.priya's picture
Your dishes are very tempting, whoever reads it, would surely want to try. Chole is one of my favorite dish and I always have this with bhature.