Wednesday, July 11


I usually make chole and puri for breakfast, not frequently though. I rarely have puris because of the oil content in them. Chole is a recipe that is made with Kabuli Chana (tella pedda senagalu) also called as Chickpea or Garbanzo beans in America. It is a good source of protein as long as it is not mashed or pureed. Hummus which is pureed chickpeas is considered to be starch. Amazing right, ya I was also surprised at the first time, and later on took tare not to make the chickpeas too mushy or puree it as I wanted to have it as protein. Here is the recipe:

Chole served with Home made Naan


1 1/2 cans Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans (tella senagalu) (You get kidney beans and chickpeas in cans. You can find it in any local groceries stores)
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder (Elaichi podi)
1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder (Dalchana chakka podi)
1/4 tsp Clove powder (Lavangam podi)
1/2 tsp Coriander, cumin powder (dhania, jeera podi)
a pinch of Black pepper powder (miriyala podi)
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
a pinch turmeric powder (pasupu)
2 Serrano peppers chopped (or green chillies)
1 medium onion chopped
1 big potato boiled and cut into cubes ( I pricked on it with fork and set in microwave for 5 min.)
1 medium tomato
1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
salt as per taste
2 tbsp oil

1. In a pan heat oil and add onion and saute till it is translucent. Add all the dry powders saute for a minute.

2. Add the chickpeas, salt, tomato, potato, some water and cook covered for 10 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and let it cool for 5 minutes. Squeeze one lime, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with puri/naan or any pulav. I served it with some Naan and Tomato Pulav.

This is my third entry to RCI - Punjabi Cuisine hosted by Ruchi of As Dear As Salt.


Vcuisine said...

Chole is my favorite too. With home made naan it will be perfect meal. Great entry. Viji

Richa said...

ur chole looks yum :) it's my all time fav, thanks.

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