New Zealand PM Jacinda enjoys chole puri and the pictures go viral

New Zealand PM enjoys chole puri and the pictures go viral

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has conquered hearts with her excellent leadership qualities and compassionate nature. Now, a picture of Arden enjoying the iconic Indian dish chole puri, while visiting the Radhakrishna temple in Auckland is doing the rounds on the social media. She visited the temple as part of her extensive campaign prior to the national elections. The netizens are thrilled to see the young PM enjoying the Indian dish. Meanwhile, chole puri has suddenly acquired a ‘super star’ status and everyone is looking for its recipe. Check out the recipe of chole or delicious chickpea curry shared by noted chef Nisha Madhulika.


1 cup chickpeas (soaked for 8-10 hours)

½ tsp baking soda

2 tea bags

1 potato

4 tomatoes

2 green chillies (chopped)

1 inch piece of ginger (chopped)

2 -3 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)

2 -3 tbsp oil

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp pomegranate seeds

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

½ tsp ginger paste

½ tsp green chilli paste

1 tsp coriander powder

¼ tsp chilli powder

¼ tsp garam masala


Pressure cook the soaked chickpeas with the tea bags, potato, salt and baking soda in 1 ½ cups water

When a whistle comes off, lower the flame and cook for 6 €“ 7 minutes

Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan

Sauté cumin, fenugreek, pomegranate, ginger paste and green chilli paste

Into it add coriander powder, chopped ginger and green chillies and tomato puree

Sauté well

Add chilli powder as well

Taste for seasoning

Add the cooked chickpeas into this masala gravy

Now add garam masala and chopped coriander leaves

Cut the cooked potato into small pieces and add them into the curry

Cook for 3 -4 minutes on low flame

Enjoy the flavoursome chole curry with fluffy puri.  

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