Chickpea Curry (Chole Masala) is a traditional vegetarian South African Indian recipe using a blend of chickpeas, vegetables and eight spices.
|South African Indian Chickpea Curry Chole Masala|
South African Indian Chickpea Curry Chole Masala
3 cups cooked chickpeas
1 large potato, cooked and cubed
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 large red tomato, diced
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ cup vegetable broth or water
Heat oil in a large frying pan and sauté spices for 1 minute. Add the potatoes, chickpeas, and 1/2 cup of water or vegetable broth and heat for 5 minutes.
About the South African city of Durban
South Africans of Indian descent largely live in and around KwaZulu-Natals’ city of Durban, South Africa with a population of over one million. Durban is the third most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town and the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Located on the east coast of South Africa, Durban is famous for being the busiest port in the country. Xhosa and Afrikaans are also commonly spoken languages in KwaZulu-Natal. Durban was founded in 1835 on the site of Port Natal and was named for Sir Benjamin D’Urban, the governor of the Cape Colony.