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Masaledaar Chhole

Spicy Gorbanzo beans

Recipe by Aparna Thombare of Dallas, Texas,U.S.A., US

A loved veggie dish, suitable for many occasions. Not a very time-consuming dish.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    150gms Kabuli Chana 2-3 tbsp. Dry Coconut,grated 2 Tomatoes 1 no. Onion (long slices) 5 cloves of Garlic 2 tsp Turmeric pwd Salt to taste Red chilli pwd to taste 2 tsp Garam masala 1 tsp Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp Asafoetido(hing)


    1. Soak about 150 gms of kabuli chana in warm water for 4-5 hrs, then boil in the cooker for 2 whistles.
    2. Roast the grated dry cocnut on a tava till golden brown and keep aside. Don`t use any oil to roast the dry grated coconut as it gives out its own oil when u roast it.
    3. Add very little oil (1 tsp) on the griddle and fry the sliced onions till golden brown. Keep aside.
    4. Cut the cloves on garlic into halves and fry on griddle again with little oil, till golden brown.
    5. Cut the tomatoes into large pieces, keep aside.
    6. Grind the roasted coconut, lightly fried onions, galic and cut tomatoes in a mixer.
    7. Heat 3-4 tbsp of oil in a kadhai, add cumin seeds, when they begin to crackle, add the hing.
    8. To this add the mixture you prepared.
    9. Cover it for about 5-7 mins,then add turmeric pwd, salt, red chilli pwd, garam masala and mix well, again cover the kadhai for 5-7 mins.
    10. To this add the boiled chana, mix well allow it to cook well in the the masala.
    11. Serve steaming hot,garnished with finely chopped cilantro.Can be relished with bhaturas or even roti, bread and rice.




    r u sure 2tsp turmeric powder? dont u think that it is a huge quantity of it?


    usually we use chole masala and not garam masala for chole. will it be as tasty?


    very original and tasty,thanks for sharing.....



    wow very tempting.

    seema shetti


    Shivani Chaudhary

    Tastes Great...........very tempting