Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kale Chane Ki Chhole - काले चने के छोले (Black Chick Peas Curry)

Hello friends,


I have been lazy last few weeks when Friday approaches and over the weekend. Here is something in my draft since mid of last week when I had prepared it. Basically, I like to prepare chhole (curry with a mix of spices) with different kind of peas or beans, so here is the one with black chick peas. I love preparing simple chhole as it is really very simple and can be prepared within half hour (including the cooking time of chane). I will post the recipe of bhature (fried bread) you see in the picture separately.


I am not sure how many of you have use M D H masalas, but I do, so if you know, in the back of the chhole masala packet, they ask you to add kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves) and jeera (cumin) powder to enhance the flavor and I love this addition. So, no need to say that this entry is also going to my Think Spice: Think Fenugreek event started by Sunita.


Kale Chane Ki Chhole - काले चने के छोले (Black Chick Peas Curry)


Ingredients
Kale Chane (Black Chick Peas) - 1 cup (washed and soaked in water for 4-8 hours)
Onion - 3/4 cup, finely chopped
Tomato - 3/4 cup, finely chopped
Lahsan (Garlic) - 4-5 big cloves (I loooooooooooove garlic, can't you tell)
Ginger - 1 tbsp, grated
M D H Chhole Masala - 2.5 tsp (or as per your liking)
Jeera (Cumin) Powder - 1 tsp
Chaat Masala - 1 tsp
Kasoori Methi (Dry Fenugreek Leaves) - 1 tbsp, crushed between your palms
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Preparation

  • Wash and soak kale chane for 4-8 hours. I soaked it around 10 in the morning and prepared it at about 6 in the evening.
  • Pressure cook kala chana till they are cooked, I would say about 15 min with enough salt for the chana.
  • Take a pan and add oil to it.
  • Once oil is hot, add garlic and ginger and let nice aroma come from it and not let it burn.
  • Add onions and let them fry till they are brown and translucent.
  • Add all dry masalas (including kasoori methi and enough salt for onion/tomato mixture) and fry for 1 more min.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till they get slightly mushy.
  • Now, add chana, little water (use the water that chana was cooked in), cover and cook till they get all mixed up and looks like done, about 5 minutes. 
  • At this point, if you think the gravy is not forming and is little runny, feel free to mash up some chana as that will thicken up the gravy.

Serving
Serve it hot with any kind of roti/paratha/naan (basically any bread). 


I am also sending this to  MLLA # 25 hosted by Siri and started by Susan.






This also goes to my own event Think Spice: Think Fenugreek which is a brainchild of Sunitha. Please do send your entries too.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.

31 comments:

Sweet Artichoke said...

Yumyum, I have never tried chana with kasori methi... must be really tasty! One more recipe that I have to try soon :-)

Satya said...

you know priya i also use MDH chana/chole masala n i love its flavor ,ur's chole looks delicious...i fell like to pull the plate from u :)

Swathi said...

Nice poori channa recipe

TREAT AND TRICK said...

That is really delicious, love the addition of various spices in this dish...

ruchikacooks said...

Love poori chana/chapati channa Priya!

Thanks for the message, whats up with you? Enjoying the summer?

Turmericnspice said...

love chana with methi...also reminds us of the saag chana we had a few years ago...!! hot puris and that is a perfect sunday afternoon meal, followed by a nap!!:)

aipi said...

Slurpppp!!! irresistible chole and poori, makes me hungry.. I love kala chana..:)

VineelaSiva said...

The poori and kale chana curry looks very yummy.

Jay said...

Beautiful and very tempting recipe..I love this one too...

Nitha said...

Looks yummy & delicious.. A new recipe with black chick peas..

GayathriRaj said...

Hey thats a healthy one....i always love the color that u get for each and evry curry dear...too good one....

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very delicious looking curry, perfect for poori's.

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks delicious

Suja Sugathan said...

Both looks yum..really delicious and spicy.

RV said...

I like kale channa better than the kabuli ones.. The curry looks very inviting and makes me really hungry..

Preeti Kashyap said...

I love this dish with anything at all! yummylicious!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Curry sounds too gud...I also like to add black chick peas instead of white.very tempting pictures.

SS blogs here said...

Hey Priya.. chana looks delicious! I love the idea of kasoori methi here! Never tried that. Will keep in mind! Thanks!

Krishnaveni said...

Priya, thanks a lot for your comment in my blog, actually for barley event the last date is aug 10th, i have checked twice. Channa masala looks delicious and my fav too. i have tried to post comment in the afternoon but had a problem, so writing now

Krishnaveni said...

delicious curry, great. for barley event the last date is aug 10th, anyway thanks for remaining me priya.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

delicious channa Priya, never tried adding kasuri methi n jeera powder along with readymade masala.

~ Lopa said...

Hey, that looks yummy.... how about using some left overs for some chana masala chat...? ;) hehe

Kiran said...

Love this simple and healthy curry.

Kiran said...

Love this simple and healthy curry.

Kiran said...

Love this simple and healthy curry.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

ahh...delicious kala chana and poori...yummmmmmy ..tempting platter

Rachana said...

Looks tempting...feel like taking a bite RIGHT NOW!

sowmya's creative saga said...

love this always..looks yumm..

Bhavana Keshari said...

y we dont add dry mango powder for making dish more delicious

Priya Yallapantula said...

Hi Bhavana, thanks for your comment. I am not sure if you mean to ask why I don't add amchur in this or if you can add it.

Either way, question is you can absolutely add it and then adjust chat masala accordingly or not add at all. It is all about the taste buds :)

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