Chole masaledar

Chole masaledar is a popular Indian Curries
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Serves 6
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250g Kabuli chana (chickpeas)

1 tsp - each of ground cardamom, garam masala, and roasted and ground Cumin seeds

1 tbsp - crushed Pomegranate seeds

2 tsp - dried Fenugreek leaves (methi)

1 inch - Ginger

1 large Onion

2 large tomatoes, diced

1 small onion, finely sliced

1 small tomato, cut into long thin slices

a handful of finely sliced Coriander leaves

2 green chillies, sliced

a pinch of soda bicarbonate

salt and chilli powder to taste


  1. Soak chana overnight.
  2. The next morning, add salt and soda, and cook till tender and dry.
  3. Grind together onion and ginger, and mix in methi, tomatoes, and spices; cook till dry. Mix in chana along with 1/4 cup hot water. Cook till thick.
  4. Garnish with sliced raw onions, chillies, coriander leaves, and tomato slices.

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