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Chole

What you need: 

Chick Peas 1 tin
Onion 1
ginger 1 tsp.
Garlic 1 tsp.
Tomatoes 1/2 can
Cumin powder 1 tsp.
Coriander powder 1 tsp.
Chili powder 1 tsp.
Tancom 1/2 tsp.
Garam Masala 1 tsp.
Coriander Leaves bunch

What you do: 

[1] Saute onions, add garlic and ginger. Fry for about 5 min-utes.
[2] Add tomatoes, and continue frying.
[3] Add cumin, coriander and chili powders, and some salt. Fry for another 5 minutes.
[4] Add chick peas, boil for a few mintues.
[5] Add garam masala, let mixture simmer.
[6] Separately, boil tamcon in water until it dissolves. Add this to main mixture.
[7] Remove from stove. Serve garnishe'd with coriander leaves and lemon slices.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I want to make this recipe but the measurements leave a lot to be desired. How big is a "tin" of chickpeas? How many tomatoes in "half a can?" It makes a difference if you use a number 2 can or a number 10, you know?

I was just going to say that I love how simple this dish is. But I guess the recipe is a little, er, simplistic. ::) I've been hunting recipes for authentic Indian dishes on the interwebs, and I find that most are a lot like this... very basic... and I think it's because they're written out by Indian people, for Indian people who are more likely to have been brought up making foods like this; thus the finer points are taken for granted.

Just my two cents. Sorry to go off on a tangent. :chinup:

Anyway, I doubled the recipe and used about 3 cups of chickpeas, which I guess is about two 400g cans. I found that I needed to triple the original amount of tomatoes to match, but then I did add some more solids, in the form of cashews and diced potatoes. Yumbles.

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I want to make this recipe but the measurements leave a lot to be desired. How big is a "tin" of chickpeas? How many tomatoes in "half a can?" It makes a difference if you use a number 2 can or a number 10, you know?

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I imagine this is not traditional bbbuuuttttt...could I add kale to this as well? I think it would be yummy...if sorta varying from the original recipe. Sounds great though, I've never even heard of chole before.

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we had this for dinner last night.  it's very tasty and different from my usual cholle recipe.  the addition of tamarind concentrate was a very good idea, although it can be overpowering.  i'd suggest adding it a little at a time to taste.  there's a fair amount of guesswork involved here with how much water to add.  i like my cholle thick and creamy, which this wasn't at first.  so i blended half of the tomatoes to give it more body.  it will make a fine leftover dinner tonight!

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Tasty but I'll probably fiddle with the spices next time I make it.  I added some quinoa and that was lovely.

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