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CholeChickpeas areĀ a very simple chickpea and potato curry is a great source of protein and can be eaten as either a main meal with a roti or as a starter (hot or cold).

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Serves: 4
Channa Bateta transalates to chickpeas and potatoes in a delicious masala sauce. It sits between being a streetside chatpata food to a proper side dish. or an eveninThis is side dish.
  • 2 tins of boiled chick peas
  • ½ tin of canned tomatoes liquidised
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tbsp cumin and coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ tsp garam masala (optional)
  • handful of chopped coriander and lemon for garnish
  • 1 tsp garlic and ginger paste
  1. Heat the oil and add all the spices including the salt
  2. Add the garlic and ginger paste and cook for 30 seconds the add the tomatoes
  3. Cook this mixture on low heat for a few minutes then add the chick peas
  4. Add a cup of water and simmer for 15 minutes
  5. Add chopped potato cubes and cook until soft
  6. When potatoes cooked, switch off the heat and garnish with a sprinkle of garam masala, a squeeze of lemon juice and a handful of finely chopped coriander

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