Saturday, November 23, 2013

Kadhai Chole ~ Side dish for Chapati

This is yet another recipe written a while ago when I was browsing through Tarla Dalal's recipes. Since I seem to be always making channas so often, I thought I must try many as variations as they come. And I have a huge collection of channa dishes. So this is yet another recipe of the author.

Kadhai Chhole is nothing related to the name, it's named simply because it is made in a kadhai. Otherwise the masala used is the regular north indian masala. However since Konda loved this so much, I thought I can't miss out the chance of sharing it here for her sake. This happened on one of the weekdays when I was not sure what to make for dinner. I had a huge can of chana soaked and cooked. So hubby dear suggested I make a good option of cooking that for dinner. 

I must say it was the best suggestion as the channa lived up to it's name.

Kadhai Chole

Preparation Time: 10 mins.
Cooking Time: 20 mins.
Serves 4.

Ingredients Needed:

Kabuli Channa - 1 cup, soaked overnight
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Onions, finely chopped - 1 cup
Ginger Garlic paste -1  tsp
Tomatoes - 1 big
Chole Masala - 1 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Amchur / Dry Mango powder -1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter -1 tsp

How to make the Kadhai Chole

Wash and soak the chana overnight. Change water couple of times and pressure till soft. Drain and save the water.

Heat a Kadai with oil, saute the onions till brown. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute well.

Now add the tomatoes and cook till soft. Then add the salt and all the spice powders, simmer till the masalas are cooked well. Now add the drained chhole and cook well.

Then add the saved water and bring to boil. Finally when the gravy thickens, add butter and switch after couple of mins

Serve with rotis.

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Vinitha said...

Your love for channa rivals mine. I think I have tried pretty much all the channa recipes you have on your blog. Sometimes the simplest dishes are the favorites right?
Looks yum

Sapana Behl said...

I think you overpower my love for Chole and make me hungry every time with one such dish !!

Hari Chandana said...

Such a healthy and delicious side dish.. looks tempting :)

nayana said...

loved the simple yet delicious looking dish....

Poornima Molri said...

Lovely chana dish... I have made one and still in drafts..

Chef Mireille said...

flavorful channa looks delicious

Sathya Priya said...

I am fan of chole masala too.This looks very tempting and simply delicious.

Suja said...

You are right, Valli; I never get tired of Channa/Chole. Yet another tasty recipe!

Priya Srinivasan said...

I too make chana often, but the same way!!! this looks totally yum!!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

You do have a big collection of channa recipes and I like every single one of them!

Padmajha PJ said...

Channa is a pantry staple ,right! Simple versions are sure the tastiest!

veena krishnakumar said... many channa recipes do you have??/looks yummy

Pavani N said...

Channa made in any combination tastes awesome. Adding butter at the very end is a nice trick to give richness to the dish -- will try this next time.

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