Level - Intermediate
clean Chana (chickpeas) add salt and pressure-cook it until 6-7 whistle.
In a pan add oil, bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, whole peppercorns, green, black cardamom and asafoetida
Then add turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and fry well. After stirring well add tomatoes and salt to the chana (chickpeas).
fry for 6-7 minutes. Add little water.
Now add the chana (chickpeas) and fenugreek leaves and garam masala to the masala.
and sauté it for another 5 minutes
Simmer the chana (chickpeas) gently for half an hour and cover it.
Add lime juice to it.
Garnish the chana (chickpeas) with coriander and chopped green chillies.
Serve the chole hot with Bhaturas.
You can add 2-3 teaspoons of chole masala if you have. It's an optional step.
For a non-vegan variant you can add 1 table spoon of clarified butter (Ghee) as garnishing.