Cook's Hideout: Kaddu Chole

October 21, 2009

Kaddu Chole

I missed quite a bit of veganmofoing this time around. It feels like I cannot catch up with all the things that are going on, so blogging took a back step, I hope to post everyday for the next 10days.

Hope all of you had a good Diwali celebrations. We didn’t do much on that day, the weather was awful with rain the whole day. I made some dalia murukkus for diwali, I will post the recipe soon.
For today I have this creamy kaddu chole recipe that goes well with both rice & roti. I'm so impressed with my green chole with coconut milk that I can't have chole without coconut milk, so this one also has it and tastes awesome.

Kaddu (Bottle Gourd/ Sorakaya) – 3 cups chopped (a medium sized gourd)
Red onion – 1 medium, chopped
Chole (Chick peas) – 1 16 oz. can, drained and rinsed
Ginger+Garlic paste – 1tsp
Tomato Puree – ½ cup
Coconut Milk – ¼ cup
Red chili powder – ½ tsp
Chole Masala – ½ tsp
Tamarind paste – 1 tbsp (or use 1tsp amchoor powder)
Ground Cumin – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste

  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a large sauté pan; add cumin seeds and once they start to splutter add the onions and sauté until lightly browned.
  • Add g+g paste & ¼ tsp turmeric, cook for 1 minute.
  • Now add chopped kaddu and 1tsp salt. Cover and cook till the veggie is half cooked.
  • Add the chick peas, cover and cook till bottle gourd is completely tender.
  • Add tomato puree & coconut milk along with the masala powders; simmer on low for another 10 minutes. Serve with rice or roti.


  1. Bottle gourd, chickpeas and coconut milk how it goes wrong! That is a tasty combo!

  2. Pavani this looks really yummy!loved the mouthwatering pics!

  3. That is a nice combination...looks yummy

  4. wow!! A nice and new combo!!

    Lokks yummy!!


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