Recipe for Cholaa Masala

Ingredients

  • 4 small Potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola Oil
  • 1 small onion, dIced
  • 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas (do not drain)
  • 3 tablespoons Tomato ketchup
  • 1¼ Teaspoon Salt, adjust to taste
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam masala
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • MASALA PASTE:
  • 1 medium size green chili
  • 1 small onion, chopped into chunks
  • 1 medium size clove Garlic
  • 1½ Teaspoon peeled grated Ginger
  • ¼ Teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 1/8 Teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons Water

Cooking Directions

Boil the potatoes in a large pot filled with enough water to cover the potatoes.

Cook until tender, then peel and chop the potatoes.

Combine all the ingredients for the masala paste in a blender and grind to a fine paste. Set aside.

Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the diced onion and saute until lightly browned, about 5-6 minutes.

Add the masala paste and mix to combine. Saute for a few more minutes to cook the paste.

Add chickpeas (with liquid), ketchup, and salt. Mix and bring to a simmer.

Add water and keep at a simmer until chickpeas are tender, about 5 minutes.

Add peeled and chopped potatoes and garam masala.

Mix gently and simmer for a few more minutes until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.

Add cilantro and mix to combine.

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