Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Dinner - 24th June 2009 - Chhole and Jeera Rice

Chhole! I purchased Chhole from the Asian store and let them soak for a day. All the other stuff I needed was already present, and here I was! Also, I decided to make some Jeera rice. Vaibhav had already made chapaatis, so I decided to make some Jeera rice.

How did it look?

  • There was slightly extra water (again), so I went back to the old standard of boiling it away. Anyhow, the dish tastes best when the gravy is absorbed into the chhole and so after reducing a quarter of the water, I left the whole thing to stand for half an hour. Chhole soak in water very fast, and by the end of the half-hour, I had nice thick gravy which I infact had to thin a bit by adding half a cup of water.
  • Tomato Purée along with a fresh tomato were essential to the taste, and so was the Chhole Masala Amil's mother lent me when I went to their place in Holland.
  • Lemon Juice of course, for the wonderful fresh sour flavour.
  • Finally, the Jeera rice was a quick affair, with seasoning of jeera and fresh green chillies.
I also realised how much we eat in Dinner. The quantity I made would easily serve 4 people, but the two of us downed it quite easily. Dinner is our one decent meal of the day and we make the most of it. We don't bother with small bowls, we eat directly off the casserole! Grand :P


  1. Isnt Jeera rice a life saver?! :D

  2. Jeera rice is great! With some onions and peppers, it's very promising!