Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce

I made this curry for Chappati which came out really good and super easy.I saoked up some Chole/Channa a while ago thinking of making Channa masala.Didnt have time and this curry came up on my mind and made it.You can use any kind of spices you have in your hand.I used Chole masala powder and MTR Multi Purpose Curry powder.So go with what you have in your spice box.This Curry was spicy and sweet.

Chole/Channa :1 cup(Soak for 4 to 5 hours and Pressure Cook upto 3 whistle)
Sugar :2tspSalt : as needed
Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Coriander Powder : 1 tsp

To Grind:
Tomato : 2 Medium Size
Ginger : a small piece
Green Chilli : 1
MTR Multi Purpose Curry Powder : 2tsp
Chole Masala : 2tsp

Mustard and Cumin Seeds for Tampering.
Coriander Leaves for Garnishing.

1.Grind the tomatoes with chilli and ginger with the powder.
2.Add 2 tsp of oil in a kadai,when its hot add the seeds for tampering and add the ground paste.
3.Give a stir and close the lid and cook for 5mins.
4.Open and add all the spices with salt and sugar and mix well and close cook again for 3 mins.
5.Add the cooked chole and mix well cook again for a min.
6.Garnish with Coriander Leaves and Enjoy!!

Note: You can add little of veggies to make extra healthy and tasty.I had a few leftover veggies and added them to this curry.(I added Cabbage,Potato,Beans)

I'm sending this recipe to couple of events going on right now.
1.My Legumes Love Affair #23 hosted by Susan.
2.Cooking With Seeds - Cumin Seeds an event hosted by Sara and started by Priya(easyntasyrecipes).


  1. Spicy and sweet, a fine combo for an easy, nourishing meal.

    Thanks, Swapna, for your MLLA recipe!

  2. Hi, First time here you have a nice blog. Chole is perfect and looks delicious.

    Thanks for participating in the event.

    Saraswathi Iyer