II  Spicy Chole II

Ingredients: (Serves : 4)

  • 11/4 cup chickpeas (chole)
  • 3-4 tomatoes(Peeled & finely chopped)
  • 1" piece of fresh ginger (peeled & grated)
  • 2 ounces tramind pulp
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 31/2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic flakes, finely chopped 
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp corriander(dhania) powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Chopped fresh green chilies & chopped onion to garnish


  • Soak Chick-peas in plenty of water overnight or for about 6 hr.
  •  Drain the chick-peas and place in a large saucepan with double the volume of water. Bring to boil and boil vigorously for 10 min. Skim off any scum. Cover and simmer for 11/2-2 hrs, or until chick peas are soft.
  • Meanwhile, break up the tamarind and soak in the boiling water for about 15 min. Rub the tamarind through the seive into a bowl, discrading any seeds and fiber.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and allow the cumin seeds to splutter. add onion, garlic, and chili and saute for 5 min.
  • Add corriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric and salt and saute for 3-4 min. Add the tomatoes and tamarind pulp. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 min.
  • Now add chickpeas and garam masala. Cover and simmer for about 45 min.
  • Serve hot garnished with onions & green chilies.