No onion no garlic simple and delicious
1 1/2 cups chole / kabuki chana/ chickpeas. Soaked overnight
2 tsp Indian gooseberry ( aavla)/ or small harade
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
3/4 tsp Garam masala powder
2 tbsp imli paste
2 tbsp ghee and oil mixed
Salt to taste
2 tsp heaped cumin seeds
2 big black cardamoms
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp anardana ( soaked)
Heat a tava and dry roast the peeled cardamoms , cumin seeds, dhaniya seeds
Cloves and bay leaves. Cool
Grind in a mixie along with the soaked anardana to a fine paste.
Heat the mix of the ghee and oil in a Kadhai ( preferably) an iron Kadhai
Add the prepared masala paste and fry for a few mins.
Drain the chole but reserve the water
Add a chole a ladle at a time and mix well.
Add the salt and black pepper powder. Add the Garam masala powder. And tamarind Paste diluted in a bit of the chole stock.
Keep sprinkling a little of the reserved chole stock till you get the desired dryish yet luga lipta look. Cook it for about 20 mins.