Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chole Masala/ Chick pea curry

Hello everyone

How was ur long weekend? Did u go out for some places..We don't have much choices in Houston..our long w/e was busy..we spent one whole day in Houston premium outlet mall..window shopping :) found few good stuff in Gap and Aeropostale.. Next day we did plan to go for movie..after seeing the reviews for Terminator Salvation, Night at the museum and Angels & Demons, we cancelled our movie plan and stayed indoors and moreover we had some rain here...We had a very special lunch that day, we had biriyani, raita, rasam and rice in banana leaf...man that was aw some..hot biriyani in banana leaf was heavenly...

Sometimes I just feel there is no place to go in Houston..its so dry..I wish I was in LA...hmmmm..we have to be happy with what we got rite.. coming to food menu this long w/e..

First day ---pancakes, lemon rice, Chinese takeout

second day--- bread, biriyani, rice , rasam

Third day--- bread, paruppu urundai mor kozhumbu, raw banana fry, bitter gourd fry,

coconut rice, egg masala

I think i put on few pounds over this w/e..i should work hard in the gym for next few day :(...

How was ur w/e guys???..do share ur experience...

Lets make chole masala today....


2 cups cooked chick peas(Wash and soak chole overnight. Pressure cook with little salt and water for 15 – 20 minutes. Do not over cook.)

6 tbsp ghee

2 tbsp -g3-ginger garlic green chilli paste (2 garlic, 4 green chilli, 1" ginger- grind to paste)

1 sliced onion

1 cup tomato puree

3 tbsp kazana chole masala

salt to taste

coriander leaves


Heat 4 tbsp of ghee, fry finely sliced onion till golden brown. Add 2 tbsp of g3 paste. Cook for a minute, add tomato puree and cook for 5 minutes. Add cooked chick peas and two cups of water and cook for another 5 minutes. Add salt to taste. Add 2 tbsp of khazana chole masala and cook for 10 mts. Remove from heat. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of chole masala. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee till it smokes and our this over sprinkled masala and cover immediately. Garnish with coriander.

Serve hot with Bhatura/poori..



chole masala looks tasty..


Lovely channa masala and looks so good ..i am big fan of this


thanks paritha and pavithra..


i made chole for dinner yesterday..love it..looks nice..


That chole masala looks yummy...it is my hot favorite with Batura's...


Long weekends are gone in a jiffy, right? Glad u had a fub one. Chhole looks yum


hi Ashwini,
chole masala looks yumm. glad u enjoyed ur weekend and had nice yummy food :)


i love chole masala. Looks delicious.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine

Chole looks very yummy.

Ramya Vijaykumar

Chole looks very yummy and delicious... I heard that Angels and demons movie is good... I read the novel but havent had the chance to see it yet!!! anyways you guys ahd a great lunch!!!

Kitchen Flavours

Oh wow looks droolworthy....


Thanks! Nice bloog, and great pictures!

Jan Batycki

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