Saturday, March 22, 2014

【素食好主意 -- 炖鹰嘴豆】Chole (Channa Masala) / Spicy Chickpea Stew



Chole/Chickpea is one of my favorite dishes to put on dining table when we have guest at home, it is presentable, tasty, and could turn into a few more dishes with leftover such as aloo tikki and vegetarian burger.

This was served with hot Bhatura this aftenoon, NS had to take a nap after lunch, it was heavy and satisfying.

1 1/2 杯 鹰嘴豆(干)
1 只 洋葱 
2 只 番茄 
2只 朝天椒 

一撮 阿魏胶(asafoetida)
2 大勺 鹰嘴豆粉(besan) 
2 小勺 芫荽粉 
1 小勺 辣椒粉 
1 小勺 姜黄粉 
1 小勺 孜然
1/2 小勺 Garam masala 
2 小勺 盐 
1 小勺 姜蒜蓉 

1 1/2 cup dried Garbanzo beans/Chickpea (Chole/channa)
1/2 Onion
2 Roma tomato
2 green chilies

A pinch of Hing (asafoetida)
2 tbsp Garbanzo bean/Chickpea powder(besan)
2 tsp  coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp of chili powder
1 tsp of cumin seed
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of Garam masala
1 tsp of ginger garlic paste

1. 把鹰嘴豆(Garbanzo bean)泡水一个晚上,第二天把泡豆子的水倒掉,洗干净。把豆子放到高压锅里,加1/2茶匙盐和两杯水压10分钟。自然出气后,打开盖子,把煮豆子的水倒掉。冲洗一下,备用。


3. 炉子上架一口锅,下两大匙的油,一撮阿魏胶,一茶匙的孜然爆香。然后加入一大匙的鹰嘴豆粉(Besan),快速翻炒。然后倒入洋葱和番茄糊,中火炒干,这个时候加入芫荽粉、黄姜粉、辣椒粉翻炒,Garam masala 先不要下。

4。倒入煮好的鹰嘴豆,加入两杯的水和半茶匙的盐,加盖中小火炖45分钟。45分钟后加入1/2茶匙的garam Masala,继续煮大约10分钟就好了。

可以和Puri炸油饼吃,看看我之前上过的帖子:Chole Puri

1. Soaked the chole(Garbanzo bean/Chickpea)over night, wash the bean thoroughly. In a pressure cooker or deep cooking pot, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 10 minutes or 3 vessles (1 hour simmering at medium low if normal cooking pot is used). Let the gas releases naturally, then discharge cooking water, wash the bean again with cold water. These steps are to make sure the Chickpea's gas causing property is completely washed away.

2. Grin together ginger garlic paste, tomato, onion and green chilies. In a cooking pot, heat up two tablespoon of oil, add a pinch of asafoetida, a teaspoon of cumin seed, when the seeds cracked, add a tablespoonful of Chickpea flour(Besan),roast it well.

3. Pour in onion tomato ginger chili paste, stir fry till the oil break at the side, add coriander powder, turmeric powder, chili powder, DO NOT add the garam masala now.

4.Add cooked Garbanzo bean/Chickpea with two cups of water, half a teaspoon of salt, continue cooking at low heat with lid on for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, add 1/2 teaspoon of garam Masala, and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.

Serve with hot Bhatura, some lime juice and chopped onion. 
You can also serve this with Puri :Chole Puri

中文 -- 炖鹰嘴豆


  1. Wow, does this look good! I love garbanzo beans and the spices sound really good with it. I also love your photos of the process. Fantastic!
    Dana Zia

  2. thanks... and this is my husband's favourite dish!

  3. Thanks.... welcome to visit my blog again!