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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Chole and Weekend Party


Chole and Weekend... Party !!

Hi friends.. I was just busy in a small weekend party in my house.. So just wanted to share with u all what did i cook :) !! I cooked most of the south Indian dishes has all my friends were north Indians, They all love south indian dishes.. Lucky :D !!As one of my friends parents are leaving back to India(A reason to party :) !! ) , we arranged a small party for 12-15 friends...

The menu is as follows..


My version of Chole... I had to skip Onion and Garlic as one of the family dont have them !!


1 cup Kabul chana soaked and cooked (soak overnight)
1 cup Tomatoes Chopped
1/4 cup Onions Chopped
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Chole Masala
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Coriender and Cumin powder
1 tbsp Cilantro Chopped
2 tbsp Oil
salt to taste


1. Heat the oil and add Ginger garlic paste. Saute for few mintues.
2. Add the Onion ,saute for sometime till the onions are almost transparent.
3. Add the tomato, bit of salt and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. til the tomatoes are cooked. Smash the tomatoes, make a thick gravy.
4. Now add all the masalas, Kabul chana, salt. Cook for another 5 minutes .(add water as how thick you want the gravy to be, while cooking)
5. Garnish with cilantro Chole is ready to serve.
Note: Can also add 1/4 tsp of Amchur powder to increase its taste.


Click the links or snaps below for the recipes..





Coconut chutney

coconut chutney

Batate Ambade

Batate Ambade

Dates Cake

I made Dates cake from Shilpas - Aayis recipes . All my friends were crazy of it :) !!
Thank you shilpa for such a wonderful eggless cake !! which gave life to my party !!

Dates Cake

Rasmalai (Gits)

This was just Gits Rasmalai..Which came out good !! To reduce the risk of making Rasmalai :) !! Can find in any Indian store.

Missed main dish Rice.. No need of the recipe, as every one know to cook rice :) !!

Weekend Party


AnuSriram said...

Gr8 Spread... Wish i could be there for the party! BTW i have tagged you for a MeMe.. Visit my blog for details!

FH said...

Whoa! That's great party. Did you get any help for cooking all that or did you do it all alone. Hope not!:)
They all look great, good job Archy!

bee said...

the coconut chutney looks beautiful.

Pooja said...

Great menu for party. I wish if i could be a part of that :D.
lovley spread of nice dishes archy. Batata vada looks yummy :P.

Anonymous said...

Idly,chutney, sambar for party, Great! Lovely spread Archy. Did you do it all by yourself ?

Uma said...

what an array of delicacies! You must have a wonderful party! Lovely recipes in all!

Dhivya said...

looking lovely...Wish i could be there for the party

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Looks like you had a gr8 party... Love choley

Meera said...

You had one rocking party. I am sure ur guests must be very happy with all this delicious spread. Everything looks superb.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hey archana
Nice spread of menu. In fact we also had party last week. Just a quickie....did you make puri or bhature or naan, too !

Unknown said...

wow Archy!!lovely delicious spread I must say..I am already salivating.

Unknown said...

lovely spread..I especially found your chole and the cakes very tempting!!

Sia said...

archy, when r u inviting me for this kind of party????

Archy said...

Thank you dear.. Wow MeMe Lovely.. Sure..!!

I was the main cook !! My hubby helped me out in cutting veggies and washing vessels :D!! Thank you..

Thank you for dropping by !!

Thanks a lot Dear!! Next time We shall call all our blog friends for a Party :)!! What do U say Pooja??

Thank you !! Yup.. Myself :)!!

Yes.. Thank you !!

Thanx.. Next time i shall invite you too !!

Archy said...

Yeah.. Me too Love chole.. These all are my fav riceipes :) !!

Yes.. All of my guest loved and enjoyed my cooking :P !!
Thank you for the sweet words !!

thanx.. Wow, Dats nice.. Let mealso knw ur Menu ??
Nope, i wish too but was not able to make Puri,bature or naan.. End of the day i was fully exhausted :(!! I made a combination on rice and chole .. bit different :)!!

Thank you for dropping by and commenting :) !!

The Day you come to meet me :D !!
we shall have Party dear..

Alpa said...

i am sure your guests were so happy!!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Hey archy,

wow superb!! menu....

Cham said...

What a great party with south dishes :) I love to entertain with idlis , sambar & chutney 2:)

DEEPA said...

I am sure you guys would have enjoyed your day!!!!excellent spread!!!