Garbanzo Beans (Chole) Masala

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Total Time:
75 mins
Serves:4
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Garbanzo Beans (Chole) – 300 grams
  • Tomato – 200 grams
  • Potato – 1 medium (about 50 grams)
  • Desiccated Coconut1 – 50 grams
  • GingerGarlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  • Onion – 3 (about 250 grams)
  • Cashew nut Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1 tsp
  • Star-anise – 1
  • Green Cardamom – 4
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  • Vegetable Stock Powder – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 3 sprigs
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – 900 ml (or more)

How to Make Garbanzo Beans (Chole) Masala

  • Wash thoroughly and soak chole in boiling water, for about 4-6 hours, changing water at intervals.
  • Soak desiccated coconut in hot water for about 10 minutes or till needed.
  • Peel and finely chop potato and onion and store separately.
  • Slice tomatoes finely.
  • Heat oil in a kadai add curry leaves and stir for about 30 seconds till they curl. Remove using a slotted spoon and store separately.
  • Add jeera, star-anise, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon to the hot oil and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add onion and sauté till golden brown.
  • Add sliced tomatoes and ginger-garlic paste, sauté till oil separates.
  • Add soaked coconut, chilli powder, turmeric and salt, sauté for about 4 mins.
  • Add 400ml lukewarm water and stock powder and boil till it bubbles. (about 5 minutes on high heat)
  • Allow to cool, transfer to a grinder and make a smooth and silky paste.
  • To a pressure cooker add, garbanzo beans, 500ml water, potato, cashew nut powder and the curry paste, cook for 3 whistles, then lower the heat and cook for 30-40 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure to settle down on it’s own and escape, about another 15 minutes.
  • If you are using fresh coconut, use 1 whole medium sized coconut.