Take the humblest of ingredients: chickpeas, potatoes and, perhaps surprisingly, tea. Add spices, love and care, and you have chole – a simple and delicious vegetarian curry. It is best served with puffy bhature and raita, but plain boiled rice can replace the bread. It is also eaten for breakfast with puri.
The tea gives this dish a little welcome bitterness, from the tannins. You’ll need to prepare the chickpeas at least 8 hours in advance