Pakistani Kala Chola Recipe

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Served with rice, flatbreads or on its own, kala chola is a spicy dish consumed widely in India and Pakistan. The beans are high in fiber and low in fat, making the Pakistani kala chola an excellent dish for the spice-loving weight watchers.

The preparation takes time – overnight – but the end results will satiate your spice buds making it completely worth the wait.

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Pakistani Kala Chola Recipe
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Prep Time 500 minutes
Passive Time 190 minutes
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Prep Time 500 minutes
Passive Time 190 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Pakistani Kala Chola Recipe
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Instructions
  1. Place the kala chana in a large bowl. Pour enough water over the beans to cover by several inches and soak overnight for 8 hours.
  2. Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans thoroughly.
  3. Combine the chana, 3 cups water, tomatoes, 1 finely chopped onion, jalapeno pepper, vegetable oil, salt, turmeric, ground red chile pepper, and dried whole chiles in a large pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the beans are tender, 3 to 4 hours, adding water as needed to keep about 1 inch of liquid at the bottom of the pot.
  5. Garnish with cilantro and 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion.
  6. Serve.

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