Cholia (Fresh green chickpea) Kurma


2 cups cooked fresh green chickpeas (Cholia)
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves

Masala paste (grind to fine paste)

2 green chillies
A piece of ginger
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
2 tbsp grate coconut
A small piece of cinnamon
2 cloves
1 cardamom

Heat oil, add cumin seeds. When it splutters, add masala paste, turmeric and cook for 2 minutes. Add salt, cooked cholia and little water to get gravy..dont make it too thin. Cook for five minutes and garnish with coriander leaves

Serve with hot rotis/rice.

Sending this side dish to JFI:Chickpea event guest hosted by MS.

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sowmya said...

this is a nice recipe with cholia..

Priya said...

Delicious Kurma, wish i could try rite now, but unfortunately fresh green chickpeas not available here..just drooling over the kurma..

Poonam said...

great recipe!! these days we are on 7 day vrath no onion-garlic. this one is the perfect dish which will go well with chapathis..thanks a lot.

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Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow something new to me. Looks yummy.

Neha said...

First time read some recipe with Fresh green Chick peas, nice one..

Meera said...

I love fresh chickpeas. Your curry looks great.

Happy cook said...

I have never ever ate fresh chickpea, actually it is after starting to blog i knew about them .

Vaishali said...

The fresh chickpeas must be delicious in this. I don't get them here, so alas, I'll have to only imagine how wonderful this tastes. Lovely job!

Superchef said...

delicious kurma with fresh chickpeas...thats a lot of chickpeas that you have made recently! :)

ms said...

Hi EC, question Green chana is called cholia in which language? I would guess south India but I am almost sure im wrong. It sounds like a nice and healthy dish. Thank you very much for participating in JFI Chickpea,

Priyanka said...

Last year i came across these green peas at the indian store....didnt know what to do with it then. Thanks for the sounds so all i have to do is get hold of some fresh green peas at the store.

Vibaas said...

Looks yummy. Nice entry

DK said...

This is cool..I just soakes green channa wondering what to make with it..and here it is! EC - u always come to my rescue!


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