Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I made and loved Rita L's chole the other night. This is my usual recipe which is just different enough to add to here too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan, add onions, garlic and ginger and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
  2. Stir in turmeric and garam masala and stir a further minute.
  3. Stir in the water, tomatoes, chili, bay leaves, chick peas, half the coriander and salt.
  4. Simmer gently for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it isn't catching.
  5. Stir in remaining coriander and lemon juice and serve.
Most Helpful

Great recipe. I used reconstituted dried chickpeas (it's SO worth the time involved) and canned tomatoes. I used closer to a tablespoon of the garam masala, added a teaspoon of cumin and used dried chili flakes instead of fresh chili pepper. I had no bay leaves or coriander, but the bones of the ingredients worked really well. The second time I made this, I forgot the lemon juice. It makes a BIG difference. I'll definitely use the lemon juice next time.

Chef Berry July 12, 2009

Jan bought these yummy chickpeas to a curry BBQ party that we had yesterday and they are just so tasty. I love chickpeas and really enjoyed these. Will be making them again very soon. Thanks Jan, yum!

Jewelies December 02, 2007