Curried whole chick peas (chole)
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Curried whole chick peas (chole)
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:02:18 AM. Recipe ID 25814. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Curried whole chick peas (chole)
 Categories: Curries, Vegetarian, Main dish
      Yield: 6 servings
  1 1/4 c  Chick peas
  5 1/2 c  Water
      1 ea Bay leaf
      5 tb Ghee
      1 ea 2" cinnamon stick
      6 ea Black peppercorns
    1/2 ts Black cardamom seeds
      8 ea Whole cloves
      1 tb Whole cumin seeds
      1 tb Grated ginger
      1 ts Minced green chili
      1 ts Turmeric
  1 1/2 ts Hungarian paprika
      1 tb Coriander
    1/2 ts Cayenne
    1/8 ts Asafetida
      1 ea Large tomato, diced
      1 ts Salt
      3 tb Lemon juice
      3 tb Coarsely chopped coriander
  Rinse the chick peas & soak them.  Drain well.  Add the chick peas to
  the water with the bay leaf & a small amount of ghee.  Bring to a
  boil & simmer for 1 hour.  Drain & reserve the liquid.
  Using a mortar & pestle, grind the cinnamon stick, peppercorns,
  cardamom, cloves & cumin seeds.  Heat 3 tb ghee in a skillet.  When
  hot, stir in the ginger root, chilies & fry till browned.  Remove
  from heat & sprinkle in the turmeric, paprika, coriander, cayenne &
  asafetida.  Return to heat & add diced tomato.  Stir fry for 4 to 5
  Stir in salt, chick peas, 1/2 cup of reserved cooking water & lemon
  juice. Simmer till the liquid has appreciably thickened.  Sprinkle
  with the crushed spices & serve.
  Yamuna Devi, "The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking"

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Recipe ID 25814 (Apr 03, 2005)

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