- 1 can chick peas (I use Goya)
- 1 medium sized onion- diced
- 1 beefsteak tomato- diced
- 1 tbsp black mustard seeds
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- 3 cloves garlic– crushed and minced
- 1/2-1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
- 1/4 cup sour cream (I used reduced-fat Breakstones Brand or use Vegan Substitute)
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp chili powder (or to taste)
- couple tbsp water
- salt- to taste
- coarse black pepper- few grinds
- half bunch cilantro– minced
- 1 red onion- cut into thick rounds (for garnishing)
- 3-4 sweet peppers- for garnishing (optional)
- PAM- original
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
Tools: Medium/Large non-stick skillet, spatula
1. In the skillet over medium-high heat spray with PAM and pour oil. Add mustard seeds, and cook until they are fragrant and “pop” about 30 seconds to a minute. Add onions, garlic and ginger and saute for about 2-3 minutes until slightly brown/golden. Add the diced tomatoes and saute for a few more minutes. Add garam masala, turmeric, chili powder. Once the onions are caramelized and the tomatoes soft, add the chickpeas and combine with the onion-tomatoe mixture until well coated.
2. After about 2-3 minutes add the sour cream and cook until everything is well combined. Add salt and pepper, taste. Cook until chickpeas are soft and flavored well. Make sure to taste a few times for salt and masala. If it’s too thick, add a few tbsp of water (consistency should be creamy, gravy-like, not too thick).
3. Once the gravy has thickened, chickpeas are cooked well and you’ve tasted for salt/masala, remove from heat and mix in 3/4 of the reserved chopped cilantro. Clean the pan and set back on medium-high heat. Spray with PAM and the thick red onion slices and small sweet peppers. Saute on medium-high heat until onions are charred and soft (without breaking circular shape). Place chole in a nice serving dish and top with remaining cilantro, onions and peppers. Serve with Basmati rice, chapati or naan.
The 2 ingredients in this Chole that contribute the fat/calories to this dish are: 1 tbsp oil (14 grams of fat/140 calories)
1/4 sour cream (3.5 grams of fat per 1 tbsp/40 calories)
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