Chola Masala

Chola Masala
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  1. 250 gms chickpeas (soaked in water overnight)
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 1 medium size onion chopped
  4. 1 medium size tomato chopped
  5. 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  6. 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  7. 2 tablespoons of oil
  8. 2 bay leaves
  9. 1 1/2 tablespoons Chola Masala (These are small packs of Masalas you can buy from any Indian store)
  1. Soak Chola (chickpeas ) in warm water overnight (about 8 hours)
  2. Cook Chola in a pressure cooker/ in a closed vessel till they become soft.
  3. Take 1 teaspoon of oil, sauté the chopped onions till they become light brown.
  4. Remove onions from the pan, cool and grind them to a paste.
  5. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil in a pan.
  6. Add bay leaves, onion paste and sauté for 5-6 mins, now add ginger paste and garlic, sauté for another 3-4 mins.
  7. Once done, add the finely chopped tomatoes and sauté till the tomatoes are fully cooked.
  8. Add Chola masala and after 10-15 seconds add cooked chola.
  9. Add salt to taste
  10. Cover the pan and cook for a further 5-10 mins
  1. Serve with Naan bread or Roti.

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