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December 14, 2012

khatta meetha chatpata chole

Hope you are all doing fine. Posting here after a very long gap. One priority or the other kept coming hence could not afford much time here. So i am now back with a chatpata dish.

This is the season for mint leaves and coriander leaves. They are available in abundant. So bought a bunch and wanted to try something different instead of the usual recipes.

Sharing with you a tongue tickling recipe which gives you a mixed taste... sweet, sour, spicy to make it an aromatic accompaniment :p

Ingredients :- [serves 2]

  1. Kabuli Chana (chickpea) - 1 cup
  2. mint leaves -  1 handful
  3. Coriander leaves - 1 handful
  4. Tamarind - 1/2 lemon size
  5. Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
  7. Red Chilli powder - less than 1/4 tsp
  8. Chat masala - 1/2 tsp
  9. Bay leaf - 1 no.
  10. Cinnamon stick - 1/2"
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Onion - 2 nos. (medium)
  13. Garlic - 2 pods  (medium) [OPTIONAL]
  14. Ginger - 1" piece
  15. Green chilli - 2 nos.
  16. Pepper corns - 5 nos.
  17. Sugar - 1 tsp
  18. Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Procedure :-

  • Soak chickpea for 6 hours or overnight. Pressure cook till tender after adding salt.  
  • Take two table spoon of cooked chickpea n keep it aside for grinding.
  • Soak tamarind in hot water for 15 min.
  • Onion to be sliced thinly (lengthy pieces).
  • Finely chop the garlic pods
  • In a mixer, add the chopped garlic, ginger, mint & coriander leaves, cinnamon, green chillies, Coriander seeds, peppercorns, soaked tamarind, sugar, 1 tbsp cooked chickpea and grind to paste.
  • Heat  oil, add bay leaf. When it turns golden in colour add the sliced onions and saute till they become pink.
  • Add cooked chick peas, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chat masala powder,  some water and bring to boil and lower the flame. Cover and let it boil for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the ground chick pea paste & masala paste and let it boil for a minute. 
  • Adjust the seasoning (salt, sugar)
  • Remove from fire.
  • Mouthwatering chatpata khatta meetha chole is ready!

it is a very good accompaniment with Puris.

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