Posts Tagged ‘chickpeas’


Battura is fried puffed bread traditionally served with chola (chickpeas). The combination, called Chola Batura, is a popular dish from
the state of Punjab. Chola Batura is a popular dish among youngsters.

Chana Dal

Also known as Bengal Gram. This is the most popular legume in India. Chana dal has a very low glycemic index.

Chola (Chana Masala)

Chole also known as Chana Masala is a chickpea dish cooked in a spicy tomato gravy.

Chole Bhature

Chole Bhature is my father’s favorite recipe. It is made with chickpeas, and a delicious fried bread.

Chole Chaat (Spicy Chickpeas)

Chole chaat makes a great snack for people who enjoy spicy food. This is a very easy recipe to prepare, and quite an aromatic dish.

Chole Palak (Chickpeas With Spinach)

Chickpeas and spinach is a great combination and a healthy, protein rich dish. Chickpeas immersed with spicy spinach gravy. This dish can be served with roti, naan or any other bread.

Contest 2010 April Winners

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Thank you for participating in the April contest. I have received some great recipes this month. I have received 39 entries and believe me it was a hard decision once again to select the winners. I have gone over the recipes several times. Some were great recipes but were missing little things which make them […]

Contest April 2010

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Similar to last month, April’s contest will be based on chickpeas or garbanzo beans. You can may choose to do any dish as long as chickpeas are the main ingredient.  I’m eager to see what you all come up with. Good Luck. Using chickpeas, create any type of variation. Be Creative! Search the web for […]

Contest March 2010 Winners

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Once again, this month was very difficult in choosing a winner as there were so many great entries. But in the end, I had to make a choice and the winners are listed below. Be sure to try their recipes! FIRST PLACE: Sharmila Krishnamurty from San Diego created a dish called Cauliflower Parupu Usli which […]

Crunchy Bean salad with beetroot and fruits

My recipe for this month’s contest is Crunchy Bean salad with beetroot and fruits. It is a fresh and healthy salad, and also very easy to prepare. The fruit give this salad a sweet taste.

Kabuli Chana / Chole

Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans are a good source of protein, manganese, dietary fiber, copper, phosphorus, and iron. Eating chickpea can lower “bad” cholesterol, give you energy, stabilize blood sugar, and provide antioxidant effects. Chickpea seeds are also eaten fresh as green vegetables.

Punjabi Chola

Punjabi cholas are best compliment with baturas. The combination is known as chola batura. This is a mouth-watering dish.