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Indian Chole

Chole is a North Indian chick pea dish. Like most Indian curries you can adjust the spice so that the dish is spicy or mild depending on your taste. This recipe will make the Chole on the milder side.
  Chickpea 1 Can (10 oz), soaked
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, diced
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, diced
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), diced
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon, paste
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida   Pinch
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon, powdered
  Garam masala 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1) Soak Chickpeas overnight

2) In a pressure cooker heat oil put cumin seeds, add a pinch of asafetida and turmeric powder.
3) Put the onions and sauté until they have turned golden brown, after that add garlic.
4) Sauté tomatoes till it become tender. Add tomato paste and mix well.
5) Add in chickpeas and all the spices.
8) Pour water, Close the lid of the cooker and cook it on low heat.

9) Garnish your chole with chopped cilantro or coriander leaves.

Recipe Summary

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North Indian Chickpea Dish
If you are game for some spicy Indian dish for dinner tonight, then chole is what you need? Dipali Kapadia tells you how you can whomp up this yummy chickpea curry at home using simplest of ingredients. If you aren't too fond of eating spicy food, you can always adjust the spices depending on your taste buds.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 410 Calories from Fat 141

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 403.8 mg16.8%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 14.7 g59%

Sugars 12.2 g

Protein 16 g31.3%

Vitamin A 13.2% Vitamin C 28.7%

Calcium 11.7% Iron 32.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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