Tarka / Tadka Chole means tempered chickpeas, this dish is flavoured with ghee and spices and tastes so different from the usual chole we are used to cooking.
Here's the easy recipe you guys !
1 cup chickpeas
1 onion, 3 garlic and ginger made into a paste
1 tomato pureed
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp red chili powder
For the Tempering
2 tsp Finely cut ginger
2 slit green chili
1 tsp kasuri methi
3 tsp chole masala
1 tbs ghee
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1.Start by soaking 1 cup chickpeas overnight.
2.Pressure cook the soaked chickpeas with turmeric, salt, black cardamom and 1 tsp baking soda for 3 whistles.You can add a tea bag for a dark brown colour but I skipped it.
3.Add oil in a pan and saute the onion paste with the bay leaf till pink, add in the sugar and some salt cook for 2 more min then add in the tomato puree. Cook for 5/7 min on low.
4. Once the tomato and onion mix is cooked add in the drained chickpeas, keep the water in case you want a gravy for later. Mix the chickpeas well and cover for 2 min.
Do not mix it yet.
Now mix in really well so everything is well coated.
serve with onion and puffy puris.