Chole Sabji

The Dhaba style Chole which brings the flavour of different spices on the tongue and aromatic fragrance of cardamom pods, cloves and cinnamon will inspire you to prepare this recipe for big feast or home parties.

Serves 5
3 cups of boiled garbanzo beans(chickpeas)
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon pomegranate seed powder
1 tablespoon dry ginger powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
1/2 tablespoon red chili powder
2 teaspoons sugar
2 bay leaves
3 cloves
1 stick of cinnamon
1 cardamom
1 tablespoon of yogurt
1 tablespoon of tomato paste or puree
1/4 cup of ghee or oil
1 teaspoon dry fenugreek leaves
2 tablespoon of oil or ghee
1 cup of celery or cabbage paste (blend some chopped celery in water)
1 teaspoon of ginger green chilli paste
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
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Process: Put the boiled chickpeas in a cooking pot, add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves. boil it for 10 minutes.
Mix all the spices together in a small grinding mortar (khalbatta) and mix well.
Add it to the chickpea beans and mix well. Heat the 1/4 cup of ghee or oil till it shows fumes and spread it over the chickpeas and spices mixture.
Heat the remaining ghee, add the celery paste, ginger chilli paste and cook well for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
Add the yoghurt, tomato puree and cook for another minute. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook till it has bubbles. Add the chickpea beans and fenugreek leaves. Cook for 2 minutes and turn off the stove. Garnish with cilantro. Serve it with Naan or rice.

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