I regularly make chole and can find my recipe here and here. This chole is little different and needs a lot ingredients. And the addition of kasuri methi beats all the flavours in this curry. Once again this is from my fav chef Sanjay thuma of Vah reh wah chef. Here are the ingredients :-
Chickpeas boiled 1 cup
Kasuri methi 5 tbsp
Amchur powder 1 /2tsp
Garam masala powder 1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric poweder 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Oil 4 tbsp
Four type of paste has to be made:-
1. Tomato 2 make a smooth paste
2. Red paste
Red chilles 7-8
Soak in the water for 1 hour
Make a smooth paste.
3. Brown paste
Coriander 1 tbsp
Cumin 1 tsp
Cinnamon 2 inch stick
Make a coarse paste of the above ingredients.
4. White paste
Cashew 10 pcs
Magaz seeds 2 tbsp
Soak the above ingredients and make a smooth paste.
Take oil in a deep bottom kadai. Once hot add cumin seeds.
When they change colour add red chilly paste. Saute until oil starts showing at the corners.
Then add white paste. Sprinkle turmeric powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes and saute continuously so that the paste doesn't stick to the kadai.
Once oil starts appearing at the corners add brown paste. Again saute for 3-4 minutes. Oil starts appearing around the corners.
Now add salt, amchur powder and garam masala powder.Mix well and add tomato puree.
Mix well and cover the kadai. Let it cook for another 3-4 minutes and add 2 cups of water.
Once water starts boil add chole. And add kasuri methi.
Once gravy is thick enough, switch off the flame.
Serve hot with naan,roti or rice. I served this with palak poori.
This recipes has many ingredients and take longer time but its worth the effort. The taste is awesome and will crave for more.