This is one of my favorite side dish for pooris and baturas. There is very funny but yet to say a initiative to try new recipes. This was during the first fews months after my marriage, i had an immense liking to try new recipes. At that time there was one cooking series at the local channel and that week hosted for one type of cholle I can’t remember the name. The recipe called for using tamarind paste. Due to my interest I did not want to go wrong with this dish so i recorded the whole procedure. But to my utter disappointment i ended up with a very very sour cholle. My H ended up pouring water and even then the sourness was dominating. I ended up throwing the whole cholle 😦 . This made me realise i can watch/read cooking series does not mean i have to follow exact measurements of the all with blogging it is different. What we see may not be used and also the variations is different quality of ingrediants used, gives us different tastes and also matters on individuals.
Until today when i prepare this dish my H never forgets to refresh us with those days 🙂 .
All you need
Chick peas – 1 cup(soaked overnight and boiled until soft)
potato – 1(boiled)
onion- 1(cut finely)
cholle masala(everest) – 2 tsp
turmeric powder – 1 tsp
pav bhaji masala- 1 tsp
fennel seed powder – 1 tsp
coriander powder – 1tsp
chilli powder – 1 tsp(optional)
garlic paste – 2 cubes
ginger paste – 2 cubes
corainder leaves – 1 tbsp
mint leaves – 1 tbsp
green chillies – 1tsp
tomato – 2 ( depending on sourness) 🙂
coriander leaves for garnishing
Take a kadai , add whole garam masala cloves/cinnamon/star anise, fry until nice aroma spreads
add cut onions fry until translucent, add ginger garlic paste fry until raw smell disappears
Add onion- tomato paste , add all the dry powders fry until the oil releases
Now add mashed potato, boiled chick peas add 2 glass of water and salt . Check for taste.
Simmer the mixer until a thick gravy forms, now add the coriander-mint-chilli paste let it mix with the rest and boil for another 2-3 mintes.
Serve with puris/baturas/parotas.