1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped ginger
1/2 cup diced onion
2 diced plum tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3 cups boiled chick peas or 30 oz. canned chick peas, drained and rinsed
Chopped green chilies (optional)
1 can of red kidney beans, drained (30 oz)
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add Ginger, 1/4 cup chopped onions, one tomato, green Chile, and let simmer for one minute. Add chick peas and stir constantly for two to three minutes. Then, add Arora Creations punjabi chhole spice blend and continue stirring for two to three minutes. Finally, mix in remaining chopped onions and tomatoes, stir evenly until desired texture and remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro. Serve.
For milder chhole, use 1/2 of spice blend to start, and more until desired taste.
HINT: add 1/4 cup of water to mixture for extra sauce.
We recommend punjabi chhole be served over hot rice or with Indian bread. Complement each Arora Creations dish with a serving of plain yogurt. Serves six.