Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Garbanzo Beans Simmered in Tomato Based Gravy (Chole)

Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special 
Punjabi Cuisine
Garbanzo Beans Simmered in Tomato Based Gravy (Chole)
Serves 4

White Garbanzo Beans/Chick Peas (Kabuli Chana)- 2 Cups
Black Tea Bags- 2
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- 1 Tsp.
Onions- 2 Medium
Green Chillies- 2
Ginger- 1 Inch Piece
Garlic- 3 Cloves
Fresh Roma Tomatoes- 3 Medium
Turmeric Powder (Haldi)- ½ Tsp.
Chole Masala- 1 Tbsp.
Fresh Coriander Leaves- 2 Tbsp.

Clean, Wash & Soak Garbanzo Beans in Enough Water to Cover about 3 Cups Water Overnight
Drain & Pressure Cook Garbanzo Beans with Tea Bags & 4 Cups Water till Tender
Wash, Peel, Dice & Blend Onions, Green Chillies, Ginger & Garlic into a Fine Paste
Wash, Dice & Blend Tomatoes into a Fine Paste
Heat Olive Pomace Oil in a Non Stick Deep Bottomed Pot
Add Onions-Green Chillies- Ginger- Garlic Paste & Stir Fry till the Colour Changes
Add Tomato Paste & Stir till Cooked
Add Turmeric Powder, Chole Masala & Mix Well till Oil Surfaces out of the Tomato Gravy
Add Boiled Garbanzo Beans, Water & Let the Gravy Simmer on Low Flame

 Garnish with Fresh Coriander Leaves & Serve Hot with Puri/Phulka/Plain Parantha & Set Curd!
Chole should always be Pre Soaked & Pre Boiled along with Tea Bags for a Authentic Pindi Flavor

Please see the Jain Recipe of Chole without Onion Garlic in the next Post

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