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Chole Capsicum Masala

Chole Capsicum Masala
Chole Capsicum Masala
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  • Serves6 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeNorth Indian
  • Good for Dinner
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About this Recipe

Chole (chickpea) capsicum (bell pepper) masala is a north Indian style chickpea preparation with capsicum. This cuisine is popular all over India. The chole / kabuli-chana and capsicum (here I have used the green capsicum) are cooked deliciously in a cashew-based curry.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • Boiled chickpeas / kabuli chana 3 cup
  • Capsicum (cubed) 2/3 cup
  • Onion (chopped finely) 1 cup
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Chili powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Kasoori methi 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts 15-16 no.
  • Tomato puree Or Tomato sauce 2 cup Or 1 cup
  • Oil 4-5 tbsp
  • Salt As needed
  • Water As needed
How to cook?
  1. Soak cashew nuts in warm water for 12-15 minutes. Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced onions and cook until golden brown.
  2. Add garlic paste and saute for 1 minute. Next add the cubed capsicum pieces. Saute for 2-3 minutes
  3. Then add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and chili powder. Fry for a minute, taking care not to burn.
  4. Now add the tomato sauce / puree and boiled chickpeas along with 2 cup of water. Let this mixture come to boil and then simmer for 5 minutes until the flavors mix together.
  5. Meanwhile, make a paste of soaked cashew nuts. Add the cashew paste to the curry along with salt. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. Add kasoori methi and remove from flame.
  6. Serve this creamy and delicious chana capsicum masala curry hot with onion rings as garnishing as side dish for rotis / paratha / any pulao !
  7. Chole Capsicum Masala
Notes
  • Don’t boil the curry too long after adding the cashew paste, just bring to a slow simmer.
  • 4-5 tbsp cream can be used instead of cashew paste to thicken the gravy.
  • Instead of garlic paste, ginger garlic paste can also be added.

 

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Like the twist of making chole in cashew nut gravy.

Sasmita
  • Sasmita Thank you so much :)
    about a minute ago