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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cholee (Pakistani Chick pea curry)

So many friends have asked for this recipe. If you like a good vegetarian curry this is a great recipe. Not too hot and served with Basmati rice completes the meal. You might like to serve it on top of fish, chicken or beef or as a side dish accompanying your mail meal. Either way it good for you and tastes great too. ENJOY!

2 tins chick peas
2 onions finally chopped
1 inch fresh ginger, grated (or 1 Tbsp paste)
2 cloves garlic crushed (or 1 Tbsp paste)
½ tsp chili flakes or 1 green or red chili, sliced
425g tin tomatoes
3 Tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin powder (or seeds)
1 tsp mustard seed
1 1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp chat masala (optional)
handful fresh coriander
1 tsp garam masala
pinch aesofida (optional)

Fry onion. ginger, garlic, & chili in oil, add spices & fry several seconds. Add tomatoes & drained chickpeas. Simmer till tomatoes are pulpy. Garnish with coriander.

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