Hi I’m Chetna, I love making Indian
food and today with Hotpoint I’m going to show you the ultimate Veg Curry
this is inspired by chole which comes from Punjab the north of India and it’s
packed full of spices, ginger, garlic coriander, chili with lots of fresh
vegetables. My mum who still lives in India makes this very often she is an
amazing cook and it reminds me of cooking with her and sitting down to
have this meal together with my family it brings back so many memories. I’m
using Hotpoint gas hob which gives me great control on the temperature. Add 2
tablespoons of oil keep the temperature medium-high heat, add 1 teaspoon of cumin
seeds. The whole chili and I’m keeping the seeds in because I want it nice and
spicy now onions. That chili is hot I can’t feel it. Cook this for 10 to 15 minutes until I get golden brown color and they are the
perfect colors we’ve cooked it slowly grate ginger and garlic into the onions
now beautiful. One thing my mum always says is do not rush because this is
going to give you that ultimate flavor in the curry Add 2 tomatoes to this. Turn
up the heat to medium now and cook this for 10 minutes. Add 2 tbsp of tomato
puree to this and we’ll cook it for another 8 to 10 minutes slow cooking it
so that all the flavors come together it’s all going to be worth it in the end
and you’re going to be thanking me later now add all the spices 1 teaspoon of turmeric
powder half a teaspoon of chili 1 tablespoon of coriander powder and 1
teaspoon of garam masala. My mum always has this spice box and these are the
basic spices in her box that are always ready for whenever she needs to
cook. 1 teaspoon of salt, add 100 ml of boiling water 1 tin of chickpeas we’ll add all
the liquid as well so I’m going to now add all the vegetables to this I’ve got
a medium-sized cauliflower a handful of green beans, 1 medium
size carrot, look at all those lovely colors now add frozen peas give it a
good mix. oh this smells takes me back home when I was studying away from home
and I would call my mum you know when I was about to visit and she said well
what would you like to eat when you get home and I would very often say can you
just make me some chole absolutely delicious I will throw in another
hundred ml of boiling water good mix lid on temperature medium and low and leave
it for 20 minutes until the vegetables are cooked properly. I’m going to finish
this curry with a tablespoon of double cream and fresh coriander quick mix and
we are ready to plate up with some steaming hot rice. I’ve also got some
naan. I cannot wait to taste this time Now its time to eat! So so good my mum would be proud of
it. you can tell the base of the curry has
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