Aloo chole

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Old 17-Aug-2010
Aloo chole

Potatoes and kabuli chana cooked with spices go well with puris
Preparation Time : 30-40 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Servings : 4
Chickpeas (kabuli chana) 1 1/2 cups

Potatoes 2 medium

Tea leaves 1 tablespoon

Dried Indian gooseberry (amla) 2-3

Oil 5 tablespoons to shallow fry

Cumin seeds 2 tablespoons

Green chillies, slit 4-6

Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

Coriander powder 2 tablespoons

Cumin powder 2 tablespoons

Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

Dry mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Pomegranate seeds (anardana) 1 tablespoon

Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

Tomatoes 2 medium

Wash and soak chickpeas in four cups of water overnight. Tie tealeaves and amla in muslin cloth to form a bundle. Drain chickpeas, add six to eight cups water, salt and tealeaves-amla tied in muslin cloth. Pressure cook for twenty minutes or until soft and completely cooked. Drain the cooked chickpeas and reserve the cooking liquor. Discard bundle of tealeaves-amla. Peel the boiled potatoes and cut them into one inch sized cubes. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan, add one teaspoon of cumin seeds, slit green chillies, garlic paste, ginger paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, amchur powder, one cup of cooking stock and stir. In another pan heat sufficient oil, add potatoes and shallow fry till golden. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside. Add boiled chickpeas to the masala, add some more cooking stock and salt. Cook on high heat. Roast the remaining cumin seeds and anardana and crush. Add fried potatoes to the chole and mix. Add the crushed masala, garam masala powder and mix. Add a little water or stock. Cut the tomatoes into quarters. Heat three tablespoons of oil in a pan, add tomatoes and sauté for a few minutes. Adjust seasoning in the chole, add the tomatoes and simmer for few minutes Serve hot.

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