Spicy Chole

This Spicy Chole has no onions or potatoes in it! Bottle gourd contributes to the consistency and an intense powder of varied spices adds to its flavour.

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This Spicy Chole draws from the goodness of all the aromatic spices in your masala dabba. It is so sumptuous and rich, you will not even realize that it has no onions or potatoes in it! While bottle gourd contributes to the consistency of this special chole preparation, an intense powder of varied spices adds to its flavour. The pomegranate seeds, especially, contributes an appreciable tang and taste to the powder. Serve the Spicy Chole steaming hot with rice or rotis of your choice.

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Spicy Chole recipe - How to make Spicy Chole

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  1. Combine the kabuli chana, bottle gourd and 1¼ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 6 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai, add the cumin seeds and bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the prepared powder, chilli powder, dried ginger powder, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cooked kabuli channa and bottle gourd mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot garnished with coriander and lemon wedges.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy241 cal
Protein8 g
Carbohydrates27.8 g
Fiber12.9 g
Fat10.6 g
Cholesterol2 mg
Sodium18.6 mg
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Spicy Chole
 on 04 Jul 14 09:17 AM

On tasting it its difficult to realise that it's a jain recipe and no onion and garlic is used. It's spicy and tangy. Tastes perfect with a roti or bhatura.