Chole masala

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I have been getting adventurous and trying to make some more indian recipes. The nice thing is a lot of the recipes aren’t difficult. Plus many recipes are gluten free, dairy free, meat free and sugar free!

 

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   Cut onion and green chili. Grind it in food processor along with ginger and garlic and make paste.

 

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If you are using a wimpy mini processor you might have to add some water to help it process everything like mine.

 

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After chopping chili pepper and onion don’t stick your finger in your eye or even on your face. It’s just a tip I though of, not like I know anyone who actually did that!

 

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Heat oil in a pan.
   

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Add the paste and fry on medium heat

 

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until golden brown (The oil starts separating from the mixture).
   

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I added some more ginger here just because.

 

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Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder,

  

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Add water enough to make thick gravy. Bring the gravy to boil.
    Add can chick peas. Stir well and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. 

 

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This is where I would’ve added tomatoes but I was out so I improvised with celery.

 

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Add garam masala and salt. Mix well.

Fry for 2-3 minutes.

 

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Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and serve hot.

 

 

Ingredients

  •     1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 1 tomatoes, chopped I used celery lol!
  • 1 green chili pepper, chopped
  • 4 -5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 inch gingerroot, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • cilantro leaves, for garnishing

    Cut onion, tomato and green chili. process  in food processor along with ginger and garlic and make paste.
    Heat oil in a pan.
    Add the paste and fry on medium heat until golden brown (The oil starts separating from the mixture).
    Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
    Add water enough to make thick gravy. Bring the gravy to boil.
    Add can chick peas. Stir well and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
    Garnish with chopped green coriander leaves and serve hot.

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