Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kadai Chholay(Chole)

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Chole being the favorite at my place finds its place atleast once in my weekly menu.Kadai chholay is very much similar to the regular chole except that few more flavors are added to make it even more tastier and is a bit dry version unlike the regular gravy chole.

(Recipe Courtesy:Sanjeev Kapoor)

2 cups chickpeas
1 tbsp tea leaves
1-2 dried amla pieces
1 tsp Garam masala
2 medium tomatoes,quartered
1 large onion,chopped
2 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp coriander powder
2-3 green chillies,slit
1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp jeera
salt to taste
5 tbsp oil

for masala powder:
1 tbsp anardhana seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds

4-5 black pepper corns
2 dried red chillies
1/2 tsp kachri powder(optional,I did not add)

To garnish:
1 finely chopped onion
juice of 1 lemon

  • Wash and soak chana in 3 cups of water overnight.Drain and pressure cook with 3 cups of water and salt and a drop of potli of (tea leaves and dried amla) for 1 whistle and simmer it for 20-25 mins.Discard the potli after the pressure drops down from the cooker.
  • Dry roast the ingredients given under the masala section and grind it into a fine powder.
  • Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a kadai and add jeera and add onion and fry until pink.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste,coriander powder,half the cumin powder,red chili powder and powdered masala.
  • Add boiled chana with some cooking liquid,salt and garam masala and simmer for 5-6 mins.
  • In another pan heat 2 tbsp oil,add slit green chillies and remaining cumin powder and tomatoes and cook for 1 min and add this to chana.
  • Cook on low heat till almost dry,stirring continuously.
  • Garnish with some finely chopped onions and some lemon juice.
Serve it how with roti/kulcha/naan/paratha's/pulao's.


divya said...

looks delicious and yummy...

Usha said...

Interesting variation to choley, looks delicious !

An Open Book said...

omg i made almost the same thing yesterday...am yet 2 post it on my blog:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very different version of chole.cute presentation and loved ur click this very much.

Suja Sugathan said...

Oh my looks so inviting..drooling.

aipi said...

Delicious chole..my all time fav..your presentation is very cute!

US Masala

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice one dear..love chole

suma said...

Chole is something I love to cook when I have no veggies on hand. This is a nice variation and of course coming from my fav Chef, it must sure taste fab!!

kanthi said...

chhole looks delicious and very tasty,my favourite.

Laavanya said...

That sounds great.. i have a slightly drier version on my blog with a different masala paste.. but this variation sounds delightful. Bookmarking to try.

FoodLovers said...

nice one

Satrupa said...

That's my all time fav .....n have it anytime any where :)

Cheers n Happy Cooking,


Sharmilee! :) said...

Sounds like Bhindi Channa looks tasty

Pavithra said...

Omg I love this soooooooooooo much... I can eat whole thing anytime and also many time of the day. Yummy!!! i have not finished my BF yet wish I can grab some from the screen.

Sush said...

very tempting chole recipe Prathibha :)

Srimathi said...

Its my all time fav.

Jay said...

wow...such an authentic n mouth watering pic..soooooooo inviting Prathy...

Tasty Appetite

Sayantani said...

great recipe and awesome click...perfect for this season of festivals.

Santosh Bangar said...

really tempting looking very delicious

Madhavi said...


sonu said...

looks gorgeous..luv the colour of choley..i thot it was kala chana ..u've got the real dark colour..awesome !luv the first click !

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

all time fav of mine with pooris dear:)looks yummy yum yum

LG said...

ohh..it looks yummo! Want some pooris to finish off that bowl

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Kadai chole looks mouthwatering.Love this with pooris.yumm.

Priya said...

I can have chole anytime with anything, even i prepared them for our dinner to serve along with puris..Beautiful kadai..

Rachana said...

Kadai choley looks tempting! Lovely pictures!

Supriya Nair said...

Wonderful chole...love the preparation here...the photos are well captured.

Laavanya said...

Oh my.. how very tempting... i'm craving chole right now.

Biny Anoop said...

aesome presentation...may be 5 * style may be.....really neat and beautiful space.......

Sadhana said...

Lovely and delicious!!!

Suma Rajesh said...

too tempting cholee i must say..

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