Chole

Chhole in Marathi Probably, the most popular party food of India. From the small time marriages to f...

Chhole in Marathi

Probably, the most popular party food of India.
From the small time marriages to five star parties, this north dish earns a spot on the menu, simply because of its popularity. No wonder, googling ‘chole recipe” returns more than 78,000 matches 
Here is how I make it at home..


Chole, kabuli chana, white chickpeas recip, chole recipe, Chhole recipeIngredients:
1 cup White Chickpeas
1 cup finely chopped Onion
2 1/2 cup finely chopped Tomatoes
2 tsp Chhole Masala
For Tempering: 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder, 2 tsp Red Chili Powder
1 tsp Ginger Paste
3 Garlic Cloves paste
1 tsp Dry Mango Powder
1 tsp Corriander Powder
2-3 tsp Oil
Lime Juice
salt to taste
Chopped Cilantro for garnishing

Method:
1) Soak Chickpeas for 9 to 10 hours or overnight in water. Then Pressure cook upto 4-5 wistles or until becomes tender. Put some salt while pressure cooking. If chickpeas get overcooked chhole won’t taste good. So cook it accordingly.
2) Chop Onion and Tomatoes finely.
3) Once the chickpeas are cooked properly put a wok on medium high heat. splutter cuminseeds, then add turmeric powder, red chili powder, ginger-garlic paste. Sauté for few seconds. Then add onion and salt. Turn the heat on medium.. Once the onion is done add chopped tomatoes an sauté. Add Coriander powder. Now turn the heat on low and cook tomatoes for few minutes.
4) Once tomatoes become soft and tender then add cooked chickpeas and salt if needed. Add little water, Chhole Masala and Amchoor Powder. Cover the pan with lid. Cook it for few minutes.
5)Serve it with bhature, puri or chapatti with sliced onion and lemon wedge by the side.

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  1. The recipe in English says 2 tablespoons of chole masala, while in Marathi it is less (1 1/2 teaspoon). The chole came out really strong using Everest masala with 2 tbspn!

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  2. I am very sorry for spoiling your chole. I am truly feeling bad. It was a mistake and I have corrected it.

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  3. No worries - I'm sure it is hard to catch these things when making two sets of recipes for English and Marathi! Just wanted to point it out so that it got corrected.

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  4. I made it for the first time and it was really awesome ..,, guests enjoyed chole ....thank you so much for the recipe :)

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