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Chole ( Chaat Recipe)


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1 cup kabuli chana (white chick peas) , soaked overnight
1 tea bag or 1 tsp of tea leaves tied in muslin cloth (optional)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 onion , finely chopped
12 of ginger (adrak) , grated
2 cloves (laung / lavang) of , grated
2 tsp chole masala
2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

  1. Pressure cook the kabuli chana with the tea bag for 3 whistles until they are soft. Drain and keep aside. Discard the tea bag.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the onion, ginger and garlic and sauté till the onion is golden brown.
  3. Add the chole masala, chilli powder, amchur, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seed powder and salt and sauté for another minute.
  4. Add the kabuli chana and 1 cup of water and mix well. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
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