We are moving to our third guest for the series.
Known as Kitchen Queen in the blogosphere, today we have Linsy from Home Cooked Food. We both come from same state of Gujarat & ironically share the same surname. When I asked her for the guest post she offered me around five recipes to choose over. Wow. She is so much organized. Her blog has wonderful vegetarian recipes & that too nutritious & healthy.
So Ms. Kitchen Queen, welcome to my space & thanks a lot for celebrating this series with us.
Humi asked me to do guest post in this holy month of Ramadan and without thinking I said yes. We were chatting on FB few times back and she is also from Gujarat so we hit instantly. She has an amazing blog with all kinds of Indian recipes. I am a regular visitor of her blog and she also visit me regularly so when she asked me to do guest post I said yes and that's how this post is here on "Love of Food" which is the meaning of her blog.
By now you all know me as "Kitchen Queen " of HOME COOK FOOD. Who don't know me for them my name is Linsy and food is my passion ,to cook variety of food which you can see on my blog.
Right now let's focus on "Samosa Chole Chat".
Outside India, Samosa and Chiken Tikka are most famous in Indian cuisine. Any one who knows little about food they know about these dishes. So there is no need for explanation about that. Chole is spicy chickpea gravy which is also famous and make them together with sweet and tangy and spicy chutneys , sprinkle of tomato , onion and sev and specially its raining outside and you have hot bowl in hand, there is no words to describe it. Same thing happend to me too, when I made this it was raining outside and having this for diner was just awesome. I could have make three posts out of this one dish but I didn't wanted to do that, its going to be long but its all worth it. so lets start it.
Mix everything and make a nice soft dough. You need more oil for crispy samosa.
Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
Mashed potatoes in a bowl. Add peas in it.
Heat a pan and add oil in it.
when its hot, add coriander seeds, when its changes it color, add onion and green chilies.
cook till its changes its color then add turmeric powder , salt and mix it.
Add this mixture in potatoes . Mix it nicely and add lime juice and fresh coriander leaves too. I forgot to add it.
Test it for seasoning.
Prepare Samosa :
From the dough make 8 big balls.
Take one ball and flatten it , make big circle out of it.
Take a knife and cut it from middle.
Make a cone and fill up the stuffing nicely then seal it.
Make all the samosas and keep it aside.
Heat a pan with enough oil to fry it.
Fry it till becomes nice brown color from all side. Because of AP flour it will take to become brown , don't rush it or put it on high flame, otherwise it will burn.
Ingredients for Chole
3 cups boiled chick peas
1 big onion finely chopped
1/4 cup tomato puree
3 tbsp chole masala ( I use everest brand)
salt to taste
1 tsp jeera
1/4 cup soaked and dry Soya granules ( you can use chunks too)
3 tsp oil
To Garnish :
chopped onion, tomatoes and sev
Heat a pan, add jeera in it. When changes it color, add onion in it and cook till it changes it color.
Then add chole masala and tomato puree and mix it well. cook till oil floats on top.
Add chick peas, granules and mix it well.
Add 1 cup of water and put it on medium flame to cook it. Chick peas has to absorb all the flavors so the lower the flame the more time chick peas has to take the flavors.
You need gravy so don't wait till all the water is gone.
Take a bowl, broke samosa
Add all chutneys, sev, tomato and onion and serve it.
You can just it this way or
In a bowl , brake samosa, pour hot chole , add all the chutneys , sev, tomato and onion and enjoy it.
Thank you so much Humi for giving me a chance to share my recipe in this holy month and inviting me here.
Do check out her space for more awesome recipes @ HomeCookFood