Monday, August 4, 2008




Garbanzo beans/Chole ----------1-1/2 cups unsoaked
Tomatoes------------------------2 big ones
Onions---------------------------1 big one
Cumin,mustard seeds------------1/4 tsp each
Chole masala(Badshah)----------1 tsp

Oil-------------------------------6 tbp
Corinader powder----------------1 tsp
Green chillies---------------------5
Red chilli powder-----------------depending on hotness
Curry leaves,Cilantro-------------few

1.Soak the beans overnite in water for minimum of 12-15 hrs.
2.In the morning see if they are soaked enough else microwave for 4-5 mins. They should be like soft so that it doent take much time (more than 10mins) t0 become soft while making curry.Else make curry in a pressure cooker to avoid all this.
3.Heat oil and add cumin,mustard,cloves,cinnamon,curry leaves,chopped onions and fry till brown.
4.Add green chillies,chopped tomatoes and cook till they are done.
5.Add soked beans to i and add 2-3 cups of water for gravy.
6.Cook for 4-5 mins on med-high heat then add masala,salt,coriander powder,turmeric,red chilli power(optional depending on spiciness) and let it come to boil.
7.Boil till the beans are thoroughly done and soft enough.
8.Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with puri/roti.

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