Chole (Chick Peas Curry)

Since my mom is here for some time, she is trying lot of stuffs from the cookbooks I have so I decided to post some of the recipes she tried πŸ™‚ . This was taken from Vegetarian Gravies by Mallika Badrinath. She is a popular south Indian lady who has published lot of cook books and she also has a cooking show. Mom did change some method from the original recipe.


1 can Chick peas/Chole/Channa
1 onion
1 can, chopped tomatoes
1/2 inch Ginger
7 flakes of Garlic
Lemon sized Tamarind
1 tblsp Jaggery
2 tblsp oil
1 tblsp Ghee
Salt as required
2 tsp Chilli powder or to your taste
3 Cardamoms
3 Cloves
1 inch Cinnamon
1 tblsp cut Coriander leaves


  1. Grind onion, garlic, ginger along with cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Keep them aside.
  2. Grind the tomatoes separately.
  3. Heat Ghee in a frying pan, add cumin seeds.
  4. When it splutters, add the masala paste & oil and fry in medium flame till ghee separates from it.
  5. Add tomato puree and keep stirring constantly until the moisture is completely absorbed.
  6. Add salt, chilli powder, tamarind extract, jaggery and chick peas. Cook until the gravy is thick enough to serve.
  7. Remove from fire, garnish with corainder leaves.
  8. Serve hot with chappatis or puris.

P.S. I am into photography these days πŸ˜‰ . I will be talking about it in the future.


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