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Chole (Chickpea Curry)
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Simple preparation is ready in less than 25 minutes.

Serves: 2-3

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North Indian Vegetarian Side Dish

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1 can (14.5 oz.) chick peas, undrained
1 large onion, chopped
2 medium potatoes
1 tsp. mustard seeds
3 pods cardamom
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tbsp. garam masala (spice mix)
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Salt, to taste


  1. Peel and boil potatoes for 15 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the mustard seeds. Wait a few minutes for the mustard seed to heat up and crackle, then add the cardamom pods and stir.
  3. Add sliced onions and fry until onions begin to brown, about 5-8 minutes.
  4. Add the coriander and cumin seeds and stir.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and mix in the chickpeas and liquid with the onions.
  6. Cut up the potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes and add to skillet.
  7. Add garam masala and stir.
  8. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add salt to taste. If potatoes are not yet tender, continue cooking. Add water in small amounts as needed.

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ec says...
Rating is 4

Enjoyed this. Easy to make and flavorful. Had it for lunch with enough left over for a second day. It was good reheated.
May 8, 2010 (report abuse)



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