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Chhole is a very popular Indian dish; it is served with Indian breads: poori, naans or bhaturas.

Chhole

Ingredients:

1 kg Chana (chick pea/garbanzo beans)

5 medium red onions, sliced

1 inch ginger, scraped

1 stick cinnamon stick

2 black cardamoms

4 cloves

2 bay leaves

1 cup oil

4 tbsp coriander powder

3 tbsp roasted cumin powder

1 tsp red chilli powder (optional)

2 tbsp garam masala

2 tbsp salt (adjust according to taste)

4 tbsp dried mango powder (amchur)

3 tbsp chopped green coriander/cilantro for garnishing

4 slitted green chillies for decoration

1 small onion cut into rings

1 small tomato cut into a rosette.

Method:

Soak chickpeas overnight. Mix with sliced onions, ginger, whole spices, and salt. Pressure cook for 25 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the dry spices, and cooked chickpeas.

Cover and cook on a low flame for another 15 minutes.

Garnish with coriander, chillies, onion rings and tomato rosette. Serve hot with bhaturas, pooris or naans.