Looking for high protein vegetarian dish, here is a nice alternative for you, try this easy recipe to prepare Chloe.
Chole is popular Indian vegetarian dish; it is packed with plenty of protein, iron and fiber. Chole is made from chickpea/garbanzo beans with tomato, onion and spices.
For the people with lactose intolerance, this would make a perfect supper. This dish is also naturally gluten free and dairy free.
This dish can be cooked on stove top or in instant pot and believe me, preparing this dish in instant pot requires very minimum effort.
Typically this dish is enjoyed with nan or puri/bhatura (puffed deep fried wheat flat bread – nan/puri/bhatura not gluten free) and also goes well with Basmati rice.
For super easy way to prepare a nice meal you can enjoy any day of the week, just follow the step by step instructions below.
Recipe for Chole (Chickpea/Chana Masala)
Chole (Chickpea/Chana Masala)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 yellow onion medium size chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger minced
- 4 clove garlic minced
- 2 cloves
- 4 peppercorns whole
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 bay leaf optional
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon minced chili pepper
- 2 tomatoes cubed plum or vine tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 cup tomato paste
Ingredients for Pressure Cook
- 1 Cup chickpea soaked overnight
- 1 plum tomato cubed
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro pick leaves from stalk
Preheat the Instant Pot, select Sauté
Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and brown for about 20 seconds.
Add onion and sauté till onion is translucent for about 2 minute.
Add garlic, ginger, cloves. peppercorn, bay leaf (optional), turmeric, red chili powder, salt and garam masala (optional).
Add tomatoes and tomato paste.
Sauté for one minute.
Add 1/4 of cup water.
Cancel Sauté and change to Pressure Cook.
Add overnight soaked chickpea and 1/2 cup of water and close the lid.
Add plum one cubed tomato.
Select instant pot setting to Manual and cook at high pressure for 14 minutes.
Let cooking continue with Keep warm setting for 10 minutes, cancel and
use a natural release before opening the lid.
Add salt and red chili powder to your taste if needed.
Add salt and red chili powder to your desired taste if needed.
Stir and serve with Nan and/or Rice.
Garnish with cilantro, sliced red onion (optional) and serve with nan (not gluten free), samosa or basmati rice.
Actual Nutritional information may vary based on the ingredient used for cooking. The nutritional values are derived from using a recipe nutrition label generator.