Wednesday 28 October 2015



1 tbsp pure ghee or oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 large onion very finely chopped or grated
2 big tomatoes pureed
1-2 green chili as per taste
1" ginger grated
5-6 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1/2 tsp dhania powder (coriander powder)
1/2 tsp catch sabzi masala or kitchen king masala
1/4 tsp degi mirch powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
3 medium sized potatoes peeled and diced
200 gms peeled cholua or choliya ( green chick peas)
chopped green coriander for garnishing

  1. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds to it.
  2. When they start to crackle add grated onions,grated ginger and finely chopped garlic to it.
  3. Cook till they become light brown in color.
  4. Now add pureed tomatoes and chopped green chilies and cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the cooker,
  5. Now add all the spices and salt  and stir for a while.
  6. Add diced potatoes and cholua and stir for a while.
  7. After a minute or two add 3-4 cups of water and mix.
  8. Cook till 3-5 whistles, let the pressure release and check, if required cook for some more time.(it will depend on the tenderness of cholua ,quality of water (hard water or soft) and the size of the cooker (less whistles in big cooker)   
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with rice or chapati.

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