Monday, July 11, 2011

Chole with Puri

Puri along with chole is a deadly combination for my husband. I too like it :) A chickpeas is ZERO in FAT and high in energy its very healthy... Every cook has his own way of cooking the food. I have my unique way of cooking and I love it. I wish you should also try and give me fair comments on my recipe.

Chole: (for 2 persons)

Chickpea: 200 gms (chole soaked overnight) 
Onion: 2 medium
Cardamom: 3-4 (green elaichi) & 1-2( moti elaichi)
Mace: 1
Cinnamon: 1'' stick
chole by surabhi
Cloves: 4-5
Bay leaves: 1
Ginger paste: 1 tbsp
Garlic Paste: 1tbsp
Green Chilli: 3-4
Tomato : 2 chopped
Haldi: 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder: 2 tbsp
Chole masala: 2 tbsp
Oil: 5-6 tbsp


Soak the chickpeas overnight. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaves, and add the paste of (onion, garlic, ginger, green chilli, cardamom, Cinnamon, mace, cloves, peppercorn) sauté till it starts leaving oil. Now add fresh tomato pure and cook for2-3 mins. Add salt, haldi, red chilli powder, Chole masala along with the soaked chickpeas. Adjust water as required. Cook under pressure for six to eight whistles or until the chickpeas are completely done and tender. Garnish it with coriander leaf and serve it with hot puri.

from my kitchen

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I am not a COOK actually, but I have a passion for cooking. I always try new dishes from various cuisines. Some times the end result is superb, yumm, awesome etc.. and some times yuk, chi..., OMG etc LOL....  

At last I planned and inaugurated the Blog "My Cook Book".  Its been a month I actually planned but due to many unforeseen reasons I couldn't update it. Motto of this blog is to share my experience at my kitchen (may be the worse or the best) with all my loving readers. Many of my near and dears initiated me for this work and I am happy that I am feeling good to do this. I hope I give my best in future posts.