Desi Chole – Simple Garbanzo Fry

Simple Garbanzo Fry


Serving Suggestion: Serve As it is or with Bhature/Poori/Rice along with Achaar (Pickle) 

Large Wok or Non-stick Pot
Cooker – For Boiling Chole

3 Cups Uncooked Garbanzo Beans – (Chole) –  Soak a night before OR for
4-5hrs same day.
3½ Cup Water – For boiling Chole
½  Tsp Baking Soda – (Skip this step if the beans are soaked overnight)
1 Cup Tomatoes – Chopped OR Tomato Paste can be used (2 Tbsp)
4 Tbsp Fresh Coriander – Chopped (Dhania Patti)
2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger – Thinly Sliced
1 Big Green Chili – Deseeded n Thinly Sliced
½ Cup Water – For Making the Masala
4-5 Tbsp for Sauteing
Spice Mix:
1 Tsp Cumin Seed – (Jeera)
2 Tsp Cumin Powder – (Jeera Powder
2 Tsp Coriander Powder – (Dhania Powder)
1½ Tsp Dry Pomegranate Powder – (Anardana Powder)
Salt – As per taste
Red Chili Powder – As per taste – Optional
  1. In a pressure cooker,
    add pre-soaked chole, water,1/2 Tsp baking powder and bring to a boil (3-4 Whistles). Keep Aside. (This step can be completely skipped if
    using store bought boiled-canned Chole/Garbanzo beans)
  2. Heat oil in non-stick at
    high, add cumin seed and as soon as it starts to pop, add green chili, ginger,
    tomato and stir everything nicely for 1 min.
  3. Now add cumin powder,
    coriander powder, pomegranate powder, salt, red chili powder and sauté for 3-4
    min, till tomatoes are slightly cooked.
  4. Add Chole/Garbanzo beans
    (boiled), fresh coriander, stir everything together and cook for 4-5 min.
  5. Now add ½ cup water, reduce
    heat to the lowest, cover with lid and let it cook for another 3-5 min (Till
    water is absorbed).
  6. After 3-5min, water
    would have absorbed, give it a final stir and Serve Hot.

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