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

3-4 cloves 

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. 

Serve hot with bhaturas . garnished with onions/ ginger green chillies and lemon. 


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