Choley

INGREDIENTS

Soaked Overnight Chickpeas
500g
Finely Chopped Onion
4
Black Cardamom
10
Dry Mango Powder
2tsp
Garlic Paste
3tbsp
Salt as required
Bunch Chopped Coriander Leaves
1
Cumin Powder
3tsp
Garam Masala Powder
2tbsp
Coriander Powder
4tbsp
Finely Chopped Tomato
6
Pomegranate Seeds
4tsp
Garlic Paste
3tbsp
Green Chilli
6
Ghee
4tbsp
Red Chilli Powder
2tsp
Stem Removed Bay Leaf
4
Water
6cups

Preparation

1

At first, drain the soaked chickpeas for 8-10 hours. Then, drain again and Put it to a deep pan. Now, add some water, black tea bags and cardamoms.

2

Simmer it for 30-40 mins. on a medium flame until chickpeas get soft.

3

Drain the chickpeas again, reserving about 2 to 3 cups of water. Discard the tea bags and cardamoms.

4

Now mix all the spices, the pomegranate seeds, mango powder, ginger garlic paste, green chillies, salt, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder in a blender.

5

Grind them all together. Add about 1 to 1.5 cups of water and make a smooth paste.

6

Now, heat a pan on a medium flame. Add the chickpeas and the ground paste. Mix well and keep aside. Take a pan & heat ghee. Stir fry the onions and bay leaves until onions get golden brown.

7

Add tomatoes and stir-fry well. Then put chickpeas along with the reserved water. Remove and serve hot with rice, roti or naan. Bring to a boil and cook till the gravy has very little water.