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Aloo Cholay Recipe

Aaloo Cholay Ingredients:

Aaloo Cholay Recipe
Aaloo Cholay Recipe
  • 225 grams or 8 ounces of Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans (Sufaid Chanay) (washed)
  • ½” piece of Fresh Root Ginger (Adrak) (peeled & grated)
  • 1 large Potato (peeled & cut into 4 cm – 1 ½” dice)
  • 1 tsp. of Ground Turmeric (Pisi Haldi)
  • ½ tsp. Red Chilli Powder (Pisi Lal Mirch)
  • 2 fresh Green Chillies (Hari Mirchain) (slit lenghthwise into halves) (de-seeded for a mild flavor)
  • 30 grams or 1 ounce of Clarified Butter (Ghee)
  • 1 large Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Mint (Podina) (freshly chopped)

How to make Aaloo Cholay:

  • Soak the chick peas overnight in plenty of cold water or use ready cooked – canned chick peas. Rinse several times and drain well.
  • Place the chick peas, water and ginger in a large saucepan over a high heat, bring to the boil, cover the pan and simmer for 1-1 1/2 hours or until the chick peas are tender.
  • Add the potato, cumin, turmeric, chilli powder and green chillies and mint, if you are using dried. Return to the boil, cover the pan and simmer for a further 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  • Melt the ghee over a medium heat and fry the oinion until they are lightly browned. Stir them into chick peas with salt and garam masala powder .
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and fresh mint.